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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2004
  • pp: 301–303

Zero-birefringence photosensitive polyimides for optical waveguides

Sung Ho Baek, Jae-Wook Kang, Xiangdan Li, Myong-Hoon Lee, and Jang-Joo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 301-303 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000301


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Abstract

Zero-birefringence (Δn<1×10-6) photosensitive fluorinated polyimides are synthesized for use in polymer optical waveguides. To obtain zero birefringence, the UV exposure time and copolymer content of photosensitive polyimides are controlled. Zero birefringence combined with photoprocessing of the material has excellent potential for applications in high-performance wavelength division multiplexing components such as polarization-independent arrayed waveguide gratings and Bragg wavelength filters.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

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Sung Ho Baek, Jae-Wook Kang, Xiangdan Li, Myong-Hoon Lee, and Jang-Joo Kim, "Zero-birefringence photosensitive polyimides for optical waveguides," Opt. Lett. 29, 301-303 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-3-301


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