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Poling and characterization of photonic waveguide devices for efficient second-harmonic generation
Author(s): Matthias L. Jaeger; George I. Stegeman; Siegfried Bauer; Simona Bauer-Gogonea; Walter Brinker; S. Yilmaz; Werner Wirges
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Paper Abstract

Poled polymers are an exciting class of materials for second-order and third-order-like (cascading) nonlinear optical applications at the telecom wavelengths around 1.3 and 1.55μm, as material parameters can be tailored for each specific application. In this survey, the most recent developments in the field of second-order nonlinear optical polymers for frequency conversion and cascading are briefly reviewed. The material parameters required for efficient frequency conversion are critically discussed together with the waveguide preparation, electrical poling and in-situ characterization of the achieved nonlinearity for various phase-matched device schemes. The state of the art in achieved second-harmonic generation conversion efficiencies is documented and predictions on the possible further development of the field are made.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1997
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 10290, Sol-Gel and Polymer Photonic Devices: A Critical Review, 102900K (29 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279827
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Matthias L. Jaeger, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (Switzerland)
George I. Stegeman, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Siegfried Bauer, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Austria)
Simona Bauer-Gogonea, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Austria)
Walter Brinker, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
S. Yilmaz, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)
Werner Wirges, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10290:
Sol-Gel and Polymer Photonic Devices: A Critical Review
Mark P. Andrews; S. Iraj Najafi, Editor(s)

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