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Nonlinear optical polymeric waveguide electro-optic phase modulator
Author(s): Jerome D. Swalen; Gary C. Bjorklund; William W. Fleming; R. Y. Hung; Mark C. Jurich; Victor Y. Lee; Robert D. Miller; William E. Moerner; D. Y. Morichere; Andrew Skumanich; Barton A. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Three nonlinear optical polymeric systems based on nonlinear optical chromophores attached as side chains to poly(methyl methacrylate) were synthesized and their nonlinear optical properties measured in thin film form by second harmonic generation and by the electro-optic effect. Also, attenuation of light propagation in optical waveguides and photothermal deflection infrared spectra were measured on these films to aid in selecting the best system for device development. Based on these results, a phase modulator was constructed and with sub- carrier multiplexing the signals from five TV channels were placed on an infrared laser beam as sidebands. After a short transmission through space, these signals were then heterodyne detected and displayed on a TV monitor with good signal to noise and with no crosstalk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139215
Show Author Affiliations
Jerome D. Swalen, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Gary C. Bjorklund, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
William W. Fleming, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
R. Y. Hung, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Mark C. Jurich, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Victor Y. Lee, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert D. Miller, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
William E. Moerner, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
D. Y. Morichere, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Andrew Skumanich, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Barton A. Smith, IBM Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1775:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V
David J. Williams, Editor(s)

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