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Advancements in conductive cladding materials for nonlinear-optic-polymer-based optoelectronic devices
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated various conductive and non-conductive polymers suitable for use as cladding layers in nonlinear optic (NLO) polymer based opto-electronic devices. Our goal was to maximize the nonlinearity of the core material, minimize the total poling voltage, and minimize the absorption loss. Using a cladding material that is more conductive than the NLO core material, the majority of the applied poling voltage is dropped across the core, realizing a maximum EO coefficient with minimum applied voltage. We found, however, that there are tradeoffs between absorption loss, conductivity, refractive index, materials processability and materials compatibility when using off-the-shelf materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4470, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing III, (6 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449656
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)
Jeremy B. Huddleston, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Perry P. Yaney, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Cheng H. Zhang, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
William H. Steier, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Min-Cheol Oh, Univ. of Southern California (United States)
Harold R. Fetterman, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Alex K.Y. Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Washington and Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4470:
Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing III
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal, Editor(s)

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