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Dendrimer waveguide based high-efficiency terahertz source
Author(s): Anis Rahman
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Paper Abstract

Dendrimer is a workhorse nanomaterial for a number of important photonic devices. The electro-optic (EO) properties of a chromophore doped and poled dendrimer film exhibits higher electro-optic coefficient r33 . Measured refractive index shows significant difference between poled and unpoled dendrimer film. The r33 value was determined to be ~130 pm/V at 633 nm that dropped to ~90 pm/V at 1553 nm. Dendrimer waveguide can be used to design several important photonic devices. EO dendrimer is used to generate terahertz radiation via electro-optic route. Here electro-optic rectification and difference frequency generation has been demonstrated. Significantly higher terahertz power can be generated by the higher χ(2) dendrimer emitter of the present investigation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6893, Terahertz Technology and Applications, 689302 (6 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.758651
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Anis Rahman, Applied Research & Photonics, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6893:
Terahertz Technology and Applications
Kurt J. Linden; Laurence P. Sadwick, Editor(s)

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