Thermo-optic coefficients of hybrid polymer with metal oxide nanoparticles

Yu Kurata, Kyoji Komatsu, Okihiro Sugihara, Toshikuni Kaino, Nobuyuki Kambe

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To control thermo-optic (T-O) coefficient of polymer materials, hybrid polymer system with inorganic nanoparticles was examined. Polymer materials have high T-O coefficient but low refractive index. On the other hand, inorganic materials have low T-O coefficient but high refractive index. Then surface treated inorganic nanoparticles were dispersed into epoxy polymers. By increasing inorganic nanoparticle contents, refractive index of hybrid polymer changed and its T-O coefficient decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices X
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices X - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Jan 222008 Jan 24

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices X
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


  • Hybrid
  • Nanoparticle
  • Refractive index
  • Thermo-optic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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