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Conductive cladding layers for electrode-poled nonlinear optic polymer electro-optics
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated an enhancement in the effective electro-optic (EO) coefficient of electrode poled nonlinear optical polymers using a conductive polymer cladding. We have also demonstrated the lowest poling voltage to date, 300 V, for a 2 micrometers thick NLO polymer core and 2 micrometers thick conductive polymer cladding structure asymmetric waveguide structure. With the cladding material more conductive than the core material, the majority of the applied poling voltage is dropped across the core, maximizing poling efficiency and, hence, realizing a higher EO coefficient. These results show promise for lower operating voltage devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4114, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing II, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408544
Show Author Affiliations
James G. Grote, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John S. Zetts, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Robert L. Nelson, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Frank Kenneth Hopkins, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Cheng H. Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
William H. Steier, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4114:
Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing II
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal, Editor(s)

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