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20 April 2001 Hybrid polymer devices for improved thermal control and performance
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Proceedings Volume 4289, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications II; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424830
Event: Symposium on Integrated Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
Single-mode waveguides based on planar silica have found increasing application in passive optical components such as arrayed waveguide gratings (AWG), couplers, and splitters. Key aspects of these devices are their low insertion losses and relative insensitivity to temperature. Planar polymer waveguides present a complementary technology that is finding deployment in thermally activated components such as thermo-optic switches, variable attenuators and tunable filters. This results from the large thermo-optic effects and low thermal conductivities in polymers that lead to low power, compact and rapid thermal activation.
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Robert A. Norwood "Hybrid polymer devices for improved thermal control and performance", Proc. SPIE 4289, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications II, (20 April 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424830
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