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Design, synthesis, and properties of cross-linkable fluorinated poly(arylene ether ketone)s
Author(s): Yinghua Qi; Jianfu Ding; Michael Day; Jia Jiang; Claire L. Callender
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Paper Abstract

With the development of telecommunications and high-speed computations, polymeric materials for optical applications are attracting much attention in highly integrated optical waveguides and circuits. In comparison with current inorganic waveguiding materials (e.g., silica and other III-V semiconductor materials), organic polymers offer several advantages including cheap fabrication, tunable properties, good processability and the ability for integration into large scale semiconductor circuits. In this presentation, we describe the design and synthesis of novel crosslinkable optical polymers for use in optical waveguides based upon a bisphenol monomer containing crosslinkable tetrafluorostyrol units. The introduction of this crosslinkable bisphenol into perfluorinated poly(arylene ethers) allows the synthesis of crosslinkable fluorinated polymers with adjustable refractive index and controllable high crosslinking densities. These polymers have been shown to exhibited low optical loss at 1550 nm, low birefringence, high glass transition temperatures, good mechanical properties, and excellent processability. In the presence of a suitable initiator, these polymers can undergo rapid crosslinking either thermally or optically allowing for multilayer device fabrication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5577, Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices, (20 December 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.567379
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Yinghua Qi, Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology/NRC (Canada)
Jianfu Ding, Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology/NRC (Canada)
Michael Day, Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology/NRC (Canada)
Jia Jiang, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)
Claire L. Callender, Communications Research Ctr. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5577:
Photonics North 2004: Optical Components and Devices
John C. Armitage; Simon Fafard; Roger A. Lessard; George A. Lampropoulos, Editor(s)

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