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Applications of electro-optic polymers to integrated optics
Author(s): Richard S. Lytel
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Paper Abstract

Glassy polymers, doped with nonlinear optical moieties, may be coated onto a variety of substrates and other polymers as guiding layers for optical waveguides. A nonzero electro-optic effect is achieved in these materials by inducing a partial alignment of the moieties. This paper describes a number of key properties of the materials and exhibits some of the features of these materials that may lead to practical integrated optical components and modules.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1216, Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18106
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Richard S. Lytel, Lockheed/Palo Alto Research Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1216:
Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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