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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2004
  • pp: 958–967

Optical properties of perfluorocyclobutyl polymers. II. Theoretical and experimental attenuation

John Ballato, Stephen H. Foulger, and Dennis W. Smith, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 958-967 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.000958


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Abstract

We present a continuation of a previous study [J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1838 (2003)] that focused on quantifying the spectral dependence of the refractive index and extinction coefficient of perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB)-based polymers. The theoretical loss spectrum of PFCB-based polymers is computed and compared with measured values on thick films over the spectral range covering the visible and near-infrared telecommunications bands. The results suggest that PFCB-based polymers provide for intrinsic attenuations below 10 dB/km in the visible and from 1.3 to 1.6 μm. The results are used to predict directions for the use of PFCB in optical fibers, planar lightwave circuits, and optical amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

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John Ballato, Stephen H. Foulger, and Dennis W. Smith, Jr., "Optical properties of perfluorocyclobutyl polymers. II. Theoretical and experimental attenuation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 958-967 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-5-958


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