Fluorinated dendritic polymers and dendrimers for waveguide applications
2003 (English)In: Optical materials (Amsterdam), ISSN 0925-3467, Vol. 21, no 1-3, 499-506 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Fluorinated hyperbranched polymers and dendrimers with low optical losses and functionality to modify refractive index and add a cross-linking unit were developed. The results of refractive index measurements indicate a tunability of the refractive index between approximately 1.5 and 1.6, and optical losses below 0.5 dB/cm at 1550 nm. Dendrimers with similar surface group structure and possibility to surface functionalization were prepared using a lanthanide cation as focal point. Results on luminescent properties in the NIR and IR regions were measured for lanthanide ions such as Nd3+ and Er3+, showing characteristic emission bands at 1.06, 1.3 and 1.5 µm. The associated absorption and excitation spectra were found similar to those of the corresponding ions in optical glasses. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. Vol. 21, no 1-3, 499-506 p.
Fluorinated polymer, Lanthanide doping, Polymer optical waveguide
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46773DOI: 10.1016/S0925-3467(02)00190-8OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-46773DiVA: diva2:267669