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"Command Cure" Resins For Positioning Opto-Electronic Components
Author(s): Stephen C. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

A common problem experienced in the opto-electronic industry is the need to rapidly and accurately fix time-consuming, optical alignments. Novel chemistry has allowed the development of a generation of positioning resins which combine very rapid cure ("command cure") to good depths with very low cure shrinkage. Interestingly, the cure is triggered by visible blue light, safer and faster than ultraviolet. The cured resins have good stability over a range of environments and show particularly good resistance to solvents. Typical properties of the resins are described with performance data relevant to opto-electronic applications. Applications where the system works to particular advantage are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0949, Fibre Optics '88, (21 September 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947539
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Stephen C. Rogers, ICI Chemicals and Polymers Ltd. (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0949:
Fibre Optics '88
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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