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Electro-optic coefficients of 500 pm/V and beyond for organic materials
Author(s): Larry Dalton; Bruce Robinson; Alex Jen; Philip Ried; Bruce Eichinger; Philip Sullivan; Andrew Akelaitis; Denise Bale; Marnie Haller; Jingdong Luo; Sen Liu; Yi Liao; Kimberly Firestone; Nishant Bhatambrekar; Sanchali Bhattacharjee; Jessica Sinness; Scott Hammond; Nicholas Buker; Robert Snoeberger; Mark Lingwood; Harry Rommel; Joe Amend; Sei-Hum Jang; Antao Chen; William Steier
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Paper Abstract

Theoretical guidance, provided by quantum and statistical mechanical calculations, has aided the recent realization of electro-optic coefficients of greater than 300 pm/V (at 1.3 microns wavelength). This articles attempts to provide physical insight into those recent results and to explore avenues for the further improvement of electro-optic activity by structural modification, including to values of 500 pm/V and beyond. While large electro-optic coefficients are a necessary condition for extensive practical application of organic electro-optic materials, they are not a sufficient condition. Adequate thermal and photochemical stability, modest to low optical loss, and processability are important additional requirements. This article also examines such properties and suggests routes to achieving improved auxiliary properties.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5935, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V, 593502 (30 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617343
Show Author Affiliations
Larry Dalton, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Bruce Robinson, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Alex Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Philip Ried, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Bruce Eichinger, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Philip Sullivan, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Andrew Akelaitis, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Denise Bale, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Marnie Haller, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jingdong Luo, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sen Liu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Yi Liao, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Kimberly Firestone, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Nishant Bhatambrekar, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sanchali Bhattacharjee, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jessica Sinness, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Scott Hammond, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Nicholas Buker, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Robert Snoeberger, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Mark Lingwood, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Harry Rommel, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Joe Amend, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sei-Hum Jang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Antao Chen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
William Steier, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5935:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V
Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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