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Defining performance limits for polymeric EO modulators
Author(s): Bruce H. Robinson; Larry Raymond Dalton
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Paper Abstract

Optimizing the performance of organic electro-optic modulator materials requires the consideration of many issues including the optimization of chromophore molecular hyperpolarizability, the effective translation of molecular electro-optic activity to macroscopic electro-optic activity, the stabilization of induced electro-optic activity, the processing of bulk materials into active buried channel waveguides of appropriate dimensions, and the integration of polymeric electro-optic circuitry with semiconductor electronics and silica fiber optics. The utilization of theoretical methods to design chromophores and optimize processing protocols is reviewed. Device performance is defined by material optical loss, thermal stability, photochemical stability, and processability as well as by electro-optic activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4279, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III, (15 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.429365
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce H. Robinson, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4279:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices III
Bernard Kippelen; Donal D. C. Bradley, Editor(s)

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