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Electro-optic effect in gelatin-based nonlinear polymer
Author(s): Z.Z. Ho; Ray T. Chen; B. Borhani; Robert Shih
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Paper Abstract

Photo lime gel has become increasingly important because of its potential for use in integrated holographic elements. However, it has been a passive optical component. An electro-optic modulator with nitrophenol and gelatin has been constructed and demonstrated for the first time. The transmission spectrum of nitrophenol/gelatin shows an ultrawide optical bandwidth, from 340 nm to 2800 nm. A relatively stable and large electro-optic effect, (gamma) 33 equals 10 - 40 pm/V, was observed at 632.8 nm. This result indicates that both passive and active integrated optical devices can be fabricated onto the same polymer thin film to form a fully polymer-based miniature integrated optical circuit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1774, Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications, (14 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139174
Show Author Affiliations
Z.Z. Ho, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Ray T. Chen, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
B. Borhani, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)
Robert Shih, Physical Optics Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1774:
Nonconducting Photopolymers and Applications
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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