Fluorinated acrylates in making low-loss, low-birefringence, and single-mode optical waveguides with exceptional thermo-optic properties

Robert Blomquist, Louay Eldada, Mike McFarland, Robert Norwood, Constantina Poga, Lawrence Shacklette

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Abstract

There is growing interest in the use of planar waveguide devices in telecommunications. Polymeric planar waveguide devices are of special interest in thermo-optic devices because of their high values for dn/dT. This paper details the possible choices in different photolithographic systems that could be used in making such devices. This paper explains the benefits of using fluorinated acrylates in achieving low-loss waveguides with low birefringence. It also explains the unique benefits of fluorinated acrylates in making Bragg gratings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)266-279
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3799
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 21 1999Jul 23 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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