Polyceram planar waveguides and optical properties of polyceram films

S. Motakef, J. M. Boulton, Gimtong T. Teowee, Donald R. Uhlmann, Brian J. Zelinski, Raymond Zanoni

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Low loss sol-gel derived polyceram optical waveguides have been prepared for the first time. Polyceram films were obtained by reacting (N-triethoxysilyl propyl) o-polyethylene oxide urethane with silicon and titanium alkoxides. The optical properties of the films were investigated using ellipsometry, UV-VIS transmission spectroscopy and waveguide loss measurements. Refractive index and attenuation loss measurements were carried out as a function of organic/inorganic content, different processing conditions and aging of solutions. Refractive indices as high as 1.685 and attenuation losses as low as 1.4 dB/cm were obtained. In addition, surface morphology, mechanical properties and thermal stability of the polyceram films were studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0819409316, 9780819409317
StatePublished - 1992
EventSol-Gel Optics II - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 20 1992Jul 22 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherSol-Gel Optics II
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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