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Electro-optic enhancing interfacial buffer layers for nonlinear optic polymers
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Paper Abstract

Here we demonstrate a 3X - 6X increase in the nonlinearity, or electro-optic (EO) coefficient, and a 40% - 85% increase in working device yield, of the nonlinear optic (NLO) polymer disperse red 1:polymethylmethacrylate (DR1:PMMA) by introducing a thin guanine nucleobase interfacial buffer layer, deposited between the NLO polymer and the cathode and a thin bathocuproine (BCP) interfacial buffer layer, deposited between the NLO polymer and the anode. This has the potential to realize significantly higher EO coefficients without the need to synthesize new NLO polymer materials, as well as an increase in device yield due to less failure during poling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9745, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVIII, 974502 (25 February 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219631
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Fahima Ouchen, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Emily Heckman, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Larry Dalton, Univ. of Washington (United States)
François Kajzar, Univ. Politehnica din Bucureşti (Romania)
Ileana Rau, Univ. Politehnica din Bucureşti (Romania)
James Grote, U.S. Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9745:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XVIII
Christopher E. Tabor; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino; Yasuhiro Koike, Editor(s)

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