Polydimethylsiloxane and the oxides of silicon, titanium and germanium have been incorporated using sol-gel chemistry to yield new polyceram planar waveguides. The waveguides exhibit superior optical properties such as losses as low as <0.15 dB/cm. The volume homogeneity and optical properties of the films are studied as functions of composition. Sources of attenuation are investigated and related to the volume network and surface characteristics.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Ceramics and Composites
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Materials Chemistry