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Dow Corning sets up photonic solutions business

Posted: 15 Sep 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:dow corning? photonic solutions? silicon-based materials? optical application?

Dow Corning Corp. has launched a new photonic solutions business which takes the advantages of silicon-based materials into the optical domain for next-generation optical applications across multiple market sectors. Dow Corning's Photonic Solutions offering includes advanced silicon-based materials, device technologies and services.

According to Dow Corning, the unique properties of silicon-based technology, combined with its experience in the production and packaging of high purity materials, make it well suited for photonics applications. Further, its silicon-based materials are claimed to have unique properties that make them well suited for use in optical waveguides and optical data storage solutions, including holography, optical fiber coatings, and high brightness LED packaging.

"Dow Corning Photonics is working on device technologies, both independently and through partnerships, to provide not only the enabling materials, but also the device integration, supply chains, and services to help customers adopt innovative optical technologies," said Babette Pettersen, Director of the Dow Corning Global Photonics Program.

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