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

We report accelerated aging tests of nonlinear optical polymer planar waveguides subjected to electron irradiation at doses up to 25 MRad(Si). The decay of the second-order optical nonlinearity of dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) films was monitored by second-harmonic generation with the temperature maintained near the glass transition temperature. The results indicate a decreased orientational stability of the chromophores in irradiated PMMA films.

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Date Published: 1 March 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168626
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Warren N. Herman, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Alvin S. Kanofsky, Lehigh Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2074:
Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments
Dilip K. Paul; Hakan H. Yuce, Editor(s)

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