High-performance optical polymers for low-cost high-port-count planar wavelength-division-multiplexing devices

Louay Eldada, Lawrence W. Shacklette, Robert A. Norwood, James T. Yardley

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Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) offers an attractive means to increase the capacity of installed optical fiber to address the ever-increasing demand for more bandwidth. Polymeric materials offer the potential to create low-cost highly complex optical interconnection circuitry on a planar substrate. They provide the possibility for a much higher degree of ruggedness and hermeticity. Polymeric waveguiding structures are very low loss, temperature resistant, humidity resistant and exhibit low dispersion and low birefringence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)84-85
Number of pages2
JournalLEOS Summer Topical Meeting
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 LEOS Summer Topical Meeting - Montreal, Can
Duration: Aug 11 1997Aug 15 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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