In order to control thermo-optic (T-O) coefficient of polymer materials, a hybrid polymer system with inorganic nanoparticles was examined. Because polymer materials have high T-O coefficient with low refractive index and inorganic materials have low T-O coefficient with high refractive index, we hybridized these materials. For that, surface-treated inorganic nanoparticles were dispersed into epoxy polymers to make homogeneous composites. Thus, by increasing inorganic nanoparticle contents, the refractive index of the hybrid polymer was changed, and its T-O coefficient was well controlled.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2009 Dec 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics