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Nonlinear optical polymers and nanophotonic devices: nanofabrication of devices based on nanocrystals-embedded polymers, UV-assisted nanoimprinting, and ring-resonator planar lightwave circuitry
Author(s): Eric Siu-Wai Kong; Fang Fang; Yafei Zhang; Shixiong Qian; Ben Zhong Tang; Zhong Lin Wang; Xiaogong Wang
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optical (NLO) processes in pi-electron organic and polymer systems have attracted considerable interest because their understanding has led onto many compelling technological promise as well as the discovery of new phenomena, new theoretical insights, and new materials and devices. In recent years, as the field has progressed toward technological applications, the main issues have focused on high-performance materials that comply with device manufacturing and end-use conditions. New challenges in materials synthesis are being presented. In has now been demonstrated on pilot plant scales that high-performance electro-optic polymer thin films can be routinely used in optoelectronic integrated circuit fabrication in existing microelectronic device manufacturing facilities. The key steps are standard, including spin coating, photolithography, etching, metallization, and multilayer assembly. Nanocrystal quantum dots (QDs) have been incorporated into various NLO polymers and the optical properties of the nanocomposite films have been studied by femtosecond laser Z-scan instrumentation. Nanodevices have been fabricated by UV-assisted imprinting fabrication techniques. Photonic devices based on nanomaterials and ring resonators e.g., optical switches and dispersion compensators, are discussed.

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Date Published: 3 December 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6019, Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices II, 60193D (3 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.626110
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Eric Siu-Wai Kong, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ. (China)
National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
Nanophotonic Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)
Fang Fang, Nanophotonic Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)
Yafei Zhang, Nanophotonic Semiconductors, Inc. (United States)
Shixiong Qian, Fudan Univ. (China)
Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology (Hong Kong China)
Zhong Lin Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Xiaogong Wang, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6019:
Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices II
Yan Sun; Jianping Chen; Sang Bae Lee; Ian H. White, Editor(s)

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