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Crosslinkable polyimides for electro-optic applications
Author(s): Ryszard Burzynski; Saswati Ghosal; John F. Weibel; Paul M. Kurtz; Martin K. Casstevens
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Paper Abstract

The development of second order nonlinear optical (NLO) polymers involves several important steps. The first step is the design, synthesis and characterization of second-order NLO chromophores followed by the identification of a suitable polymer matrix into which the chromophore can be incorporated either as a guest, as a side-chain or a main- chain group. Thin films of candidate polymers are then fabricated and studied by a number of spectroscopic and thermal analyses techniques in order to characterize their NLO properties such as EO coefficient (or (chi) (2)), optical losses, and temporal stabilities of poling-induced chromophore alignment. This work describes the development, characterization and optimization of materials for second- order nonlinear optical applications. The second-order nonlinear optical materials are designed to possess large second-order nonlinearity by embedding 2nd order NLO active chromophores in high glass transition temperature polyimide structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3491, 1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications, (4 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328621
Show Author Affiliations
Ryszard Burzynski, Laser Photonics Technology, Inc. (United States)
Saswati Ghosal, Laser Photonics Technology, Inc. (United States)
John F. Weibel, Laser Photonics Technology, Inc. (United States)
Paul M. Kurtz, Laser Photonics Technology, Inc. (United States)
Martin K. Casstevens, Laser Photonics Technology, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3491:
1998 International Conference on Applications of Photonic Technology III: Closing the Gap between Theory, Development, and Applications
George A. Lampropoulos; Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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