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Advanced high-temperature polymers for integrated optical waveguides
Author(s): Geoffrey A. Lindsay; Ronald A. Henry; John D. Stenger-Smith
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Paper Abstract

An amorphous, nonlinear optical polymer, which has a glass transition temperature of 208 degree(s)C, was prepared. It is soluble in common organic solvents, and can be processed by conventional photolithographic processes. Corona-poled thin films of this polymer exhibit second-order nonlinear optical properties. This polymer is comprised of mainchain cinnamamide chromophores in the syndioregic configuration. The rigid U-shaped links which bridge the chromophores in this polymer were designed to geometrically stabilize polar, folded conformations in the backbone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.139224
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Geoffrey A. Lindsay, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Ronald A. Henry, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
John D. Stenger-Smith, Naval Air Warfare 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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