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Optical nonlinearities of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) thin film waveguide
Author(s): Jie Zheng; Shaojie Ma; Mai Xu; Sumei Wang; Zonghao Huang; Demin Xie; Rongshun Wang
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Paper Abstract

The nonlinear-optical properties of poly (p-phenylene- vinylene) (PPV) were studied. The sign and size of the real and imaginary part of (chi) (3) have been measured at 532 nm to be -5.168 multiplied by 10-9 esu and -1.952 multiplied by 10-9 esu, respectively by the Z-scan method. The nonlinear refractive index n2 is of -4.271 multiplied by 10-9 esu, and all-optical switching in the PPV thin-film waveguide was observed by prism coupling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3175, Third International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (20 February 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.300650
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Jie Zheng, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Shaojie Ma, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Mai Xu, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Sumei Wang, Changchun Institute of Physics (China)
Zonghao Huang, Northeast Normal Univ. (China)
Demin Xie, Northeast Normal Univ. (China)
Rongshun Wang, Northeast Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3175:
Third International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Shixun Zhou; Yongling Wang; Yi-Xin Chen; Shuzheng Mao, Editor(s)

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