Polymers in the Light Path

Lawrence W. Shacklette

Researchers have experimented with polymer components in optical communications primarily because of a perceived cost advantage over alternatives fabricated from high purity silica and glass. Some polymer materials also provide performance advantages in areas such as tunability and polarization sensitivity.

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Polymers in the Light Path

Lawrence W. Shacklette

Researchers have experimented with polymer components in optical communications primarily because of a perceived cost advantage over alternatives fabricated from high purity silica and glass. Some polymer materials also provide performance advantages in areas such as tunability and polarization sensitivity.

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Publish Date: 01 November 2004


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