Optical Polymers: Fibers and Waveguides

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This text examines the design and application of polymeric waveguides and fibers. It discusses new polymer systems designed to expand the efficiency of and the number of applications for polymer waveguides. Topics include graded-index materials, ruggedized systems and dye-doped systems, structure property relations, and new synthetic and processing techniques designed to minimize extrinsic losses.

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"In the lingo of specialists, optical polymers are polymer based materials whose refractive index depends on the intensity of the light (NLO: non-linear optics)... Three contributions are reviews. . . . The remaining contributions look and read like original research papers, complete with experimental sections. . . . The first two papers mentioned in this review give the novice a good introduction into the field. The remaining papers may appeal to specialists."—Polymer News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841237063
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series, #795
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Polymers for Optical Fibers and Waveguides: An Overview, Julie P. Harmon
2. Plastic Optical Fibers: Pipe-Dream or Reality?, Xina Quan, Lee Blyler, and Whitney White
3. Synthesis and Properties of Optically Active Polyurethane Ionomers Containing Erbium, Quan Gu and William M. Risen, Jr.
4. Perfluorocyclobutane Polymers for Optical Fiber and Dielectric Waveguides, Dennis W. Smith, Jr., Adrienne B. Hoeglund, Hiren V. Shah, Michael J. Radler, and Charles A. Langhoff
5. Use of Hydroxy Functional Fluoropolymer Resins in Free Radical UV Curable Coatings, G. K. Noren
6. Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Chiral Chromophores for Nonlinear Optical Applications, Shuangxi Wang, Kenneth D. Singer, Rolfe G. Petschek, S. Huang, and L.-C. Chien
7. Miscibility Investigation of Fluorocarbon Copolymer and Methacrylate Copolymer Blends, Melynda C. Calves and J. P. Harmon
8. Fluorinated Polymer Blends as Plastic Optical Fibers Cladding Materials, S. Pimbert, L. Avignon-Poquillon, and G. Levesque
9. Hard Plastic Claddings: Nearing Two Decades of Performance, Bolesh J. Skutnik
10. UV Curable Acrylated Oligomers: Model Characterization Studies, A. J. Tortorello
11. Micro Porous Silica: The All New Silica Optical Fibers, Bolesh J. Skutnik
12. Analysis of a Coextrusion Process for Preparing Gradient-Index Polymer Optical Fibers, Yung Chang, Wen-Chang Chen, Ming-Hsin Wei, and Wen-Chung Wu
13. The Influence of Mechanical and Climatic Factors on Light Transmission of Polymeric Optical Fibers, P. M. Pakhomov, A. I. Zubkov, and S. D. Khizhnyak
14. Development of a Fiber Optic pH Sensor for On-Line Control, M. Janowiak, H. Huang, S. Chang, and L. H. Garcia-Rubio
15. Fluorescent Optical Fibers for Data Transmission, Hans Poisel, Karl F. Klein, and Vladimir M. Levin
16. Polymer Scintillators: Continuous versus Intermittent Gamma Irradiation Effects, E. Biagtan, E. Goldberg, R. Stephens, E. Valeroso, M. Calves, and J. Harmon
Author Index
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