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Progress on heteroaromatic chromophores in high-temperature polymers for electro-optic applications
Author(s): Alex K.Y. Jen; Varanasi Pushkara Rao; K. J. Drost; Yongming Cai; Robert M. Mininni; John T. Kenney; Edward S. Binkley; Larry Raymond Dalton; Seth R. Marder
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Paper Abstract

We have developed several classes of thermally stable nonlinear optical chromophores based on the combination of efficient thiophene conjugating units and novel electron-donating and electron-accepting functional groups. The incorporation of these chromophores into high temperature polymers produces high linear electro-optic coefficients and long-term thermal stability at elevated temperatures. Active Mach-Zehnder interferometers with a V(pi) phase shift of 50 volts and low attenuation (< 2 dB/cm) were fabricated. Thermal baking of the poled device demonstrated no change in activity after 30 minutes at 230 degree(s)C.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2143, Organic, Metallo-Organic, and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173832
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Alex K.Y. Jen, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
Varanasi Pushkara Rao, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
K. J. Drost, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
Yongming Cai, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Robert M. Mininni, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
John T. Kenney, ROI Technologies (United States)
Edward S. Binkley, ROI Technologies (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Seth R. Marder, Jet Propulsion Lab. (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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