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Study on thermally cross-linked fluorinated polyimides for fabricating PLC waveguides
Author(s): Xi Jin; Daqing Zhu; Aiqing Zhang; Xiaoxing Han; Zhibao Qing
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Paper Abstract

Maleic anhydride-terminated polyimides(PMI) and copolyimides(PI) ,which are appropriate to fabricate PLC waveguides because of their very high thermal stability, excellent manufacturing performance, regulative refractive index, were prepared from 2,2’-bis-(3,4-dicarboxyphenyl)-hexafluoroproane dianhydride(6FDA), pyromellitic dianhydride(PMDA), maleic anhydride(MA), and 4,4’-oxydianiline(ODA) through two steps. The behaviors of crosslinked ractions occurred at the terminating maleic anhydride unites, thermal stability and optical properties (refractive index and optical losses) influenced by cured temperature were demonstrated through thermal analyses(thermogravimetric analyses(TGA) and differential scanning calorimetry(DSC)), IR Spectra and measurements of refractive index and optical losses. The results indicate that the exothermal crosslink reactions begin above 260°C and almost terminate after curing at 310°C for PMI, and its 5wt%-loss temperature is up to 447°C, which is closed to the PI’s(499°C). The refractive index decreases relatively significantly(4.1%) and optical losses increase from 1.86 to 2.62 dB/cm while the cured temperature increasing from 250°C up to 350°C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5279, Optical Fibers and Passive Components, (30 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.521679
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Xi Jin, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Daqing Zhu, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Aiqing Zhang, South Central Univ. for Nationalities (China)
Xiaoxing Han, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Zhibao Qing, South Central Univ. for Nationalities (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5279:
Optical Fibers and Passive Components
Steven Shen; Shuisheng Jian; Katsunari Okamoto; Kenneth L. Walker, Editor(s)

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