5 October 1999 High-performance low-cost fabrication method for integrated polymer optical devices
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For all optical path networks there is a need for optical crossconnect systems and switching matrices. Using polymer materials and technologies, not only low cost components but low power consumption devices can be fabricated. We optimize ORMOCER's, a new class of polymer materials, which combine the specific advantages of organic polymers and inorganic glasses, with respect to the need of photonic applications. They exhibit a high thermal stability of up to 250 degrees C and a low optical attenuation of 0.2 dB/cm at 1.3 micrometers and 0.4 dB/cm at 1.55 micrometers .
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Oliver S. Roesch, Oliver S. Roesch, Winfried Bernhard, Winfried Bernhard, Roland Mueller-Fiedler, Roland Mueller-Fiedler, Peter Dannberg, Peter Dannberg, Andreas H. Braeuer, Andreas H. Braeuer, Ralf Buestrich, Ralf Buestrich, Michael Popall, Michael Popall, } "High-performance low-cost fabrication method for integrated polymer optical devices", Proc. SPIE 3799, Organic Photorefractives, Photoreceptors, Waveguides, and Fibers, (5 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363902; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.363902
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