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Poled polyimides as thermally stable electro-optic polymer
Author(s): Jeong Weon Wu; John Francis Valley; Marc A. Stiller; Susan P. Ermer; Edward S. Binkley; John T. Kenney; George F. Lipscomb; Richard S. Lytel
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Paper Abstract

Using polyimide as host in a guest-host electro-optic thin film a thermally stable poled electro- optic response is demonstrated at temperatures at 150 degree(s)C and 300 degree(s)C. A coplanar-electrode poling geometry is used so that the guest molecular alignment between the electrodes is coincident with the free volume of the host. Electric field poling during curing process including imidization (170 - 230 degree(s)C) and densification (340 - 380 degree(s)C) accounts for the highly thermally stable electro-optic response.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1560, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50717
Show Author Affiliations
Jeong Weon Wu, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
John Francis Valley, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Marc A. Stiller, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Susan P. Ermer, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Edward S. Binkley, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
John T. Kenney, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
George F. Lipscomb, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)
Richard S. Lytel, Lockheed Palo Alto Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1560:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV
Kenneth D. Singer, Editor(s)

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