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Organic nonlinear optical materials and their device applications for frequency doubling, modulation, and switching
Author(s): Jerome D. Swalen; Gary C. Bjorklund; Stephen Ducharme; William W. Fleming; Stephan Herminghaus; Dietmar Jungbauer; William E. Moerner; Barton A. Smith; Robert J. Twieg; Do Y. Yoon; C. Grant Willson
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Paper Abstract

Increased interest and activity in optoelectronics has resulted from anticipated applications of optics to communication, electronic interconnections, information storage and possibly even logic. Current nonlinear optical (NLO) devices today employ inorganic crystals, such as lithium niobate for electrooptic modulation and switching and KDP or KNbO3 for frequency doubling. Organic nonlinear optical materials, that is, poled organic polymeric films and organic crystals, have the potential to replace some of these inorganic crystals.1 Key advantages include the high intrinsic nonlinearities of some organic molecules, the ability to optimize the molecular structure for specific applications, low dc dielectric constant, and low temperature processing. Current progress has also been made in improving the long term stability of these materials. Here we wish to report on some of our recent results on measurements of the order parameter, new crosslinked polymeric materials which exhibit more stability and some device applications with polymeric materials and organic crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1337, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22962
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Jerome D. Swalen, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Gary C. Bjorklund, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Stephen Ducharme, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
William W. Fleming, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Stephan Herminghaus, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (Germany)
Dietmar Jungbauer, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
William E. Moerner, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Barton A. Smith, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Robert J. Twieg, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
Do Y. Yoon, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)
C. Grant Willson, IBM/Almaden Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1337:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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