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Optical patterning of the quadratic optical properties of doped photopolymers for optical devices
Author(s): Loic Mager; Jean-Phillipe Bombenger; Fabienne Huber; Stephane Mery; Christiane P. Carre; Alain F. Fort
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Paper Abstract

Photopolymers are already well known as holographic materials. The modulation of the refractive index is patterned by the distribution of the cross-linking rate which depends on the illumination conditions. More recently, it has been demonstrated that the quadratic non linear optical (NLO) properties can be patterned in photopolymerized materials doped with push-pull chromophores. In that case, one takes advantage of the huge increase of the viscosity during the polymerization process to freeze the chromophores orientation. By using adapted sequences of applied electric field to orientate the polar NLO molecules combined with appropriate illumination conditions, it is then possible to create periodic poled structures in such doped photopolymers. The technique is therefore especially adapted for the realization of quasi phase matching structures in organic materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5464, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics, (8 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.547951
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Loic Mager, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Jean-Phillipe Bombenger, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Fabienne Huber, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Stephane Mery, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)
Christiane P. Carre, Lab. de Photochimie Generale, CNRS (France)
Ecole Nationale Superieur de Chimie de Mulhouse (France)
Alain F. Fort, Institut de Physique et Chimie des Materiaux de Strasbourg, CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5464:
Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics
Paul L. Heremans; Michele Muccini; Hans Hofstraat, Editor(s)

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