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Development of side-chain NLO polymer materials with high electro-optic activity and long-term stability
Author(s): Diyun Huang; Timothy Parker; Hann Wen Guan; Shuxin Cong; Danliang Jin; Raluca Dinu; Baoquan Chen; Don Tolstedt; Nick Wolf; Stephen Condon
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Paper Abstract

The electro-optic coefficient and long-term dipole alignment stability are two major factors in the development of high performance NLO materials for the application of high-speed EO devices. We have developed a high performance non-linear organic chromophore and incorporated it into a crosslinkable side-chain polyimide system. The polymer was synthesized through stepwise grafting of the crosslinker followed by the chromophore onto the polyimide backbone via esterification. Different chromophore loading levels were achieved by adjusting the crosslinker/chromophore feeding ratio. The polyimides films were contact-poled with second-harmonic generation monitoring. A large EO coefficient value was obtained and good long-term thermal stability at 85°C was observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5624, Semiconductor and Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, (31 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.577181
Show Author Affiliations
Diyun Huang, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Timothy Parker, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Hann Wen Guan, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Shuxin Cong, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Danliang Jin, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Raluca Dinu, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Baoquan Chen, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Don Tolstedt, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Nick Wolf, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Stephen Condon, Lumera Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5624:
Semiconductor and Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices
Chung-En Zah; Yi Luo; Shinji Tsuji, Editor(s)

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