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Radiation effects on polymer waveguides
Author(s): Alvin S. Kanofsky; Warren N. Herman
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Paper Abstract

We report on the effects of electron irradiation at doses up to 44 MRad on planar waveguides fabricated from nonlinear optical polymers. The second-order optical nonlinearity was measured by second-harmonic generation before and after irradiation of two types of polymeric waveguides: one fabricated from a guest-host polymer and the other from a main- chain polymer. Mechanisms for observed effects are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1794, Integrated Optical Circuits II, (6 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.141889
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Alvin S. Kanofsky, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Warren N. Herman, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1794:
Integrated Optical Circuits II
Ka-Kha Wong, Editor(s)

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