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Hybrids a new class of functional Materials

Polymers

Glass

 

Refractive Index (RI) 1.40-1.65 1.35-1.95
Dn/Dt (10-6/°C) -140 to - 85 -8 to 6
RI homogeneity 10-4 10-6
Thermal expansion (10-7 /°C) 150-700 -10 to 160
Young Modulus (MPa) 1-10 40 - 130
Thermal stability (°C) 90-250 450 - 950
Passive Loss (1.55 µm dB/Km) < 0.2
Scratch resistance Low High
Processing easiness High Moderate
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Properties modularity

  • Refractive Index

  • Dn/DT

  • CTE

New functionalities (Incorporation of organic and inorganic functional components)

Easiness of processing

Low cost

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