Precision Plastic Optics for Optical Storage, Displays, Imaging and Communications

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819425577
  • Publisher: SPIE Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Proceedings Series
  • Pages: 248

Table of Contents

Conference Committee
Introduction
Precision molding techniques for optical waveguide devices 2
Plastic integrated optical components made by molding, liquid jet delineation, and photoprocessing 12
Hot embossing and injection molding for micro-optical components 24
Exploiting plastic optical elements in display systems 30
Properties of fluorinated polyimide optical waveguides 38
Birefringence-free acrylic resin for precision plastic optics 42
Enhanced performance of polymer waveguides by replication and UV patterning in ORMOCER 53
Observation of nonmonotone relaxation of photoexcited D2 azo-dye-doped polymers 64
Linear and second-order nonlinear optical properties of novel photochromic materials 71
Erbium-doped polymer waveguide amplifiers 79
Switching characteristics of polymer-dispersed LC devices having polymer-made transparent electrodes 86
Refractive microlens arrays made by contactless embossing 96
Novel micro-optical components made from optical adhesives 106
Plastic rod-lens with excellent optical performance 112
Current status of commercially available plastic optical fiber 126
Coupling and waveguiding in photopolymers 136
Fiber-chip coupling and refractive index profile of UV-generated waveguides in PMMA 144
Directional couplers in PMMA working as wavelength and polarization splitters 154
Optical detection of organic vapors using gratings in photopolymers 160
Recording grooves for fiber-chip coupling in PMMA using KrF excimer laser radiation: experiment and simulation 169
Self-developing photopolymer system with ultraviolet sensitivity 179
Fabrication and testing of a blazed holographic optical element 188
Photothermoplastic medium as a hologram recorder for optical storage applications 197
Optical computer motherboards 206
Feasibility of optical filters and switches using plastic photonic bandgap structures 219
Proposal for polymer photonic bandgap materials fabricated by dry etching and diffusion 230
Addendum 237
Author Index 238
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