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Preparation of chi(2)-inverted waveguides with poled polymers for efficient second-harmonic generation
Author(s): S. Yilmaz; Werner Wirges; Walter Brinker; Simona Bauer-Gogonea; Stefan Bauer; Matthias L. Jaeger; George I. Stegeman; M. Ahlheim; M. Staehelin; B. Zysset; F. Lehr; Mart B. J. Diemeer; M. C. Flipse
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Paper Abstract

Modal dispersion phase-matched second harmonic generation is demonstrated in polymer-based waveguides with a nonlinear optical core consisting of two side-chain polymers with different glass-transition temperatures. For an optimized overlap integral, a step like nonlinearity profile (chi(2)-inverted structure) is required across the core thickness. The chi(2)-inverted structure is achieved by two consecutive thermally assisted poling steps above and between the respective glass-transition temperatures, with an opposite poling field in the second poling step. The achieved chi(2)-inverted structure is monitored by in- situ electro-optic measurements and proved by electro-optic and second harmonic generation thermal analysis. Conversion efficiencies up to 7%/Wcm2 were achieved in first waveguide second-harmonic generation experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 January 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3006, Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits, (22 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.264247
Show Author Affiliations
S. Yilmaz, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (Germany)
Werner Wirges, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (Germany)
Walter Brinker, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (Germany)
Simona Bauer-Gogonea, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (Germany)
Stefan Bauer, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik (Germany)
Matthias L. Jaeger, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
George I. Stegeman, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
M. Ahlheim, Sandoz Optoelectronics (France)
M. Staehelin, Sandoz Optoelectronics (France)
B. Zysset, Sandoz Huningue SA (France)
F. Lehr, Sandoz Optoelectronics (France)
Mart B. J. Diemeer, Akzo Nobel Electronic Products BV (Netherlands)
M. C. Flipse, Akzo Nobel Electronic Products BV (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3006:
Optoelectronic Integrated Circuits
Yoon-Soo Park; Ramu V. Ramaswamy, Editor(s)

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