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Characterization of crosslinked electro-optic polyimides
Author(s): Michael B. Meinhardt; Paul A. Cahill; Carl H. Seager; Allyson J. Beuhler; David A. Wargowski; Kenneth D. Singer; Tony C. Kowalczyk; Tanya Z. Kosc; Susan P. Ermer
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Paper Abstract

The electro-optical properties of UltradelR 9000D polyimides doped with DCM and DADC, a bis(carbazole) analog of DCM with improved thermal stability, are reported. Cure temperatures were restricted to 240 degree(s)C or less to minimize potential thermal degradation of these dyes. Low poling fields of 30 V/micrometers were used in these experiments and yielded r13 coefficients in the 0.1 - 0.8 pm/V range. Photothermal deflection measurements of dye-doped Ultradel 9000D samples showed low optical absorption losses in systems cured at 175 degree(s)C, but losses exceeded 20 dB/cm in samples cured at 300 degree(s)C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2143, Organic, Metallo-Organic, and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173810
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Michael B. Meinhardt, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Paul A. Cahill, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Carl H. Seager, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Allyson J. Beuhler, Amoco Chemical Co. (United States)
David A. Wargowski, Amoco Chemical Co. (United States)
Kenneth D. Singer, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Tony C. Kowalczyk, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Tanya Z. Kosc, Case Western Reserve Univ. (United States)
Susan P. Ermer, Lockheed Missiles & Space Co., Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2143:
Organic, Metallo-Organic, and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications
Seth R. Marder; Joseph W. Perry, Editor(s)

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