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Photonic polymers in passive and active waveguide devices
Author(s): Winfried H. G. Horsthuis; Frank C.J.M. van Veggel; Benno H. M. Hams; Cornelis P.J.M. van der Vorst; Jean-Luc P. Heideman; Hans W. Mertens; Monique van Rheede; Gustaaf R. Moehlmann
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Paper Abstract

The performance and processing of passive and active polymeric integrated optic devices are described. Results obtained with several processed batches are compared, to evaluate the reproducibility of devices realized using polymer technology. The wafer-to-wafer differences in electro-optic switching properties were less than 10% for routinely fabricated devices, despite of the partially manual production process. Also, the stability of electro-optic polymers has been evaluated, both intrinsically and in devices. Using new polymers, with higher glass- transition temperatures, devices with long term stabilities up to at least 100 degree(s)C are expected in due time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139214
Show Author Affiliations
Winfried H. G. Horsthuis, Akzo Research Labs. Arnhem (Netherlands)
Frank C.J.M. van Veggel, Akzo Research Labs. Arnhem (Netherlands)
Benno H. M. Hams, Akzo Research Labs. Arnhem (Netherlands)
Cornelis P.J.M. van der Vorst, Akzo Research Labs. Arnhem (Netherlands)
Jean-Luc P. Heideman, Akzo Research Labs. Arnhem (Netherlands)
Hans W. Mertens, Akzo Research Labs. Arnhem (Netherlands)
Monique van Rheede, Akzo Research Labs. Arnhem (Netherlands)
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Akzo Electronic Products B.V. (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1775:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V
David J. Williams, Editor(s)

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