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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 975-997; doi:10.3390/polym3030975

Integrated Photonic Devices Incorporating Low-Loss Fluorinated Polymer Materials

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1 School of Electrical Engineering, and Graduate School of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, Pusan National University, 30 Jangjeon-dong, Geumjeong-gu, Pusan (Busan) 609-735, Korea 2 ChemOptics Inc., 836 Tamnip-dong, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-510, Korea
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Received: 18 April 2011 / Revised: 8 June 2011 / Accepted: 22 June 2011 / Published: 24 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers for Optical Applications)
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Low-loss polymer materials incorporating fluorinated compounds have been utilized for the investigation of various functional optical devices useful for optical communication and optical sensor systems. Since reliability issues concerning the polymer device have been resolved, polymeric waveguide devices have been gradually adopted for commercial application systems. The two most successfully commercialized polymeric integrated optic devices, variable optical attenuators and digital optical switches, are reviewed in this paper. Utilizing unique properties of optical polymers which are not available in other optical materials, novel polymeric optical devices are proposed including widely tunable external cavity lasers and integrated optical current sensors.
Keywords: photonic integrated circuits; polymer waveguide devices; optical polymers photonic integrated circuits; polymer waveguide devices; optical polymers
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Oh, M.-C.; Kim, K.-J.; Chu, W.-S.; Kim, J.-W.; Seo, J.-K.; Noh, Y.-O.; Lee, H.-J. Integrated Photonic Devices Incorporating Low-Loss Fluorinated Polymer Materials. Polymers 2011, 3, 975-997.

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