Novel perfluorocyclobutane (PFCB)-containing polymers and dendrimers for photonic devices

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Author(s)

  • Hong Ma
  • Sharon Wong
  • Seok Ho Kang
  • Marnie Haller
  • Richard R. Barto
  • Curtis W. Frank

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4805
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes

Conference

TitleDesign and Fabrication of Planar Optical Waveguide Devices and Materials
PlaceUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period8 - 9 July 2002

Abstract

A wide variety of aromatic trifluorovinyl ether monomers and highly fluorinated crosslinkable dendfimers have been developed via novel synthetic strategies. Through the thermal dimerization of trifluorovinyl ether moieties on the monomers or on the periphery of dendrimers, these monomers or dendrimers can be melt or solution polymerized to form perfluorocyclobutane(PFCB)-containing prepolymers with good processability for optical waveguide fabrication. By further thermal crosslinking, the resulting thermoset materials possess low optical loss (0.3-0.4 dB/cm at 1310 nm with 1% of DR-1 or DCM doping), high thermal stability (Tg: 100-400 °C), good thermo-optic properties, high solvent and humidity resistance, and excellent mechanical flexibility. The combination of processability and performance in these PFCB-containing thermoset materials make them ideal candidates for the fabrication of high-performance polymeric planar lightwave circuit components with applications in telecom and datacom optical networks.

Research Area(s)

  • Crosslinkable, Dendrimer, Optical network, Optical waveguide, Perfluorocyclobutane polymer, Trifluorovinylether

Citation Format(s)

Novel perfluorocyclobutane (PFCB)-containing polymers and dendrimers for photonic devices. / Ma, Hong; Wong, Sharon; Kang, Seok Ho; Luo, Jingdong; Haller, Marnie; Jen, Alex K.Y.; Barto, Richard R.; Frank, Curtis W.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4805, 25.11.2002, p. 19-26.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal