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Poling behavior of the polymer film for optoelectric device applications
Author(s): Shug-June Hwang; Hsin Her Yu
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Paper Abstract

We have studied experimentally the electro-optics properties of the slab waveguide induced by the electric poling. The thin film waveguide is made by a commercial polymer PA-11 and was poled by applying voltage between the botttom electrode and the top electrode. The poling voltage dominates the magnitude of E-O effect. In this work, I-V curves and electro-optic characteristics of the PA-11 films were in-situ measured during poling. In order to evaluate the molecular dipole alignment under the poling field, absorption spectra of this film was observed by the FTIR. Moreover, the static field analysis of the poling electrodes is performed to determine the optimum electrode geometry. Numerical evidence demonstrated that the distribution of poling field is function of electrode spacing and width. Thus these numerical results should be useful to establish a novel guideline for designing the poling electrode of poled polymer waveguide devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4603, Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics for Network Applications, (16 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.444563
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Shug-June Hwang, National Huwei Institute of Technology (Taiwan)
Hsin Her Yu, National Huwei Institute of Technology (Taiwan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4603:
Fiber Optics and Optoelectronics for Network Applications
Jian Liu; Zhigong Wang, Editor(s)

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