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Dielectric coatings for Ag/dielectric hollow glass waveguides
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Paper Abstract

Different dielectric thin films are being studied in order to facilitate the processing of low loss multiple metallic dielectric hollow glass waveguides (HGWs). In this paper, we present our results for high index lead sulfide (PbS) and low index optical polymers, especially, polystyrene (PS) and cyclic olefin polymer (COP). We have observed that the morphology of the thin film is dependent on the processing conditions. The morphology of the metal and dielectric thin film affects the attenuation of the hollow glass waveguides. We have been successful in depositing and controlling the morphology of high n PbS thin films and low n polymer films. In order to aid in thin film characterization we have also deposited on planar substrates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4616, Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications II, (26 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.463807
Show Author Affiliations
Veena Gopal, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
James A. Harrington, Rutgers Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4616:
Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications II
Israel Gannot, Editor(s)

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