A Characterization of UV Effects on Optical Silicones used in Opto-electronic Devices and New Developments in Resistant Materials
Optoelectronic devices require optically transparent encapsulants and adhesives. Maintaining the highest transmission possible of the material is paramount for device design. Traditional epoxies are susceptible to breakdown due to high light flux and the resulting heat, but silicones perform better. This paper provides data on 22 samples of silicon, acryalte and epoxy and compares their ability to withstand UV radiation.