Optical investigation of molecular structure of sophisticated materials for photonics

Marcin Gnyba, Mikko Keränen

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Abstract

Permanent development of photonics stimulates a searching for new materials, which have better optical, mechanical and electrical properties. One of the new classes of materials with large application and development potential are hybrid polymers, synthesized in sol-gel technology. Thanks to incorporation of organic components into an in organic network, a combination of advantages of both class of materials became available. Properties of hybrids may be formed in wide range. These materials can be used in photonics to produce planar waveguides, lenses, Bragg gratings and components for integrated optics. Moreover, dielectric layers, coatings and packaging are made from hybrids. Additionally, research to apply them in optical fiber sensors (including bio-sensors) and solid state lasers is underway. However, to obtain a high quality product, a strict control of its molecular structure must be ensured. This is a very difficult task, because of a sophisticated structure of hybrid polymers. To address these problems, optical, non-destructive measurement techniques such as Raman and infrared spectroscopy were used. They are compementary methods, so their simultaneous application, as it was shown in this paper, can significantly increase the amoung of information about molecular structure of materials and process of their synthesis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments
EditorsRyszard S. Romaniuk, Krzysztof T. Pozniak
PublisherInternational Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE
Pages339-344
ISBN (Print)0-8194-4985-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventPhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2002 - Wilga, Poland
Duration: 23 May 200226 May 2002

Publication series

SeriesProceedings of SPIE
Volume5125
ISSN0277-786X

Conference

ConferencePhotonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2002
CountryPoland
CityWilga
Period23/05/0226/05/02

Keywords

  • photonics
  • optical materials
  • hybrid polymer films
  • hybrid polymers
  • hybrid sol-gel
  • sol-gel
  • molecular structure

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    Gnyba, M., & Keränen, M. (2003). Optical investigation of molecular structure of sophisticated materials for photonics. In R. S. Romaniuk, & K. T. Pozniak (Eds.), Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments (pp. 339-344). International Society for Optics and Photonics SPIE. Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 5125 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.532357