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15 December 2003 Birefringence control for polymer optical waveguide devices
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Proceedings Volume 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6; (2003)
Event: Applications of Photonic Technology, 2003, Quebec City, Québec, Canada
This paper reports planar waveguide fabrication using a novel fluorinated aromatic polyether bearing cross-linkable pentafluorostyene groups. This polymer exhibits high thermal stability and low optical loss, and the crosslinker used allows thermal processing at low temperatures (<200°C). The influences of the fabrication process and the substrate choices on the refractive index and birefringence of polymer layers have been investigated. Polymer ridge waveguide structures have been fabricated and characeterized, and device optimization through molecular design, fabrication process and substrate choice is discussed.
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Jia Jiang, Claire L. Callender, Chantal Blanchetiere, Julian P. Noad, Jianfu Ding, and Michael Day "Birefringence control for polymer optical waveguide devices", Proc. SPIE 5260, Applications of Photonic Technology 6, (15 December 2003);

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