MIDLAND, Mich., Sept. 11 -- Dow Corning Corp. announced this week it has launched a global photonics business that it says takes the advantages of silicon-based materials into the optical domain for optical applications in various markets.
"We are building on a long history of successful silicon-based material applications in electronic devices, which have proven reliable over a wide range of thermal and environmental conditions. These properties, combined with their excellent optical characteristics of stability under high flux and processing flexibility enable high-performance and cost-effective solutions for a broad range of optical applications," said Babette Pettersen, director of the Dow Corning global photonics program. "Photonics is an exciting, high-potential, fast-growth field."
The company said it will offer advanced silicon-based materials, device technologies and services for use in optical waveguides and optical data storage solutions, including holography, optical fiber coatings and high-brightness light-emitting diode packaging.
For more information, visit: www.dowcorning.com/photonics