Ultra-Low-Loss Acrylate Polymers for Planar Light Circuits (pages 453–462)
L.W. Shacklette, R. Blomquist, J.M. Deng, P.M. Ferm, M. Maxfield, J. Mato and H. Zou
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200304266
Waveguides exhibiting ultra-low optical loss at telecommunication wavelengths have been fabricate from liquid multifunctional perfluoroakyl and perfluoroalkylether acrylate macromonomers (see Figure). These materials enable devices with significantly reduced polarization dependence and improved thermal response needed for the performance of thermo-optic devices.