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Poling and characterization studies in electro-optical polymers with DNA cladding layers
Author(s): Emily M. Heckman; Carrie M. Bartsch; Adam T. Rossbach; Brian A. Telek; James G. Grote
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Paper Abstract

DNA, a biopolymer processed from purified marine-based waste products, has been explored in recent years for photonic applications. Among these, using a DNA-surfactant biopolymer as a conductive cladding layer in electro-optic polymer waveguide modulators has been proposed due to the biopolymer's low optical loss and relatively high electrical conductivity compared to current polymer materials. Electric-field contact poling measurements using a DNA-surfactant biopolymer as a cladding layer have been made. The DNA cladding layer yielded high poling efficiency and the results are reported here.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7765, Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications III, 776505 (20 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.861388
Show Author Affiliations
Emily M. Heckman, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Carrie M. Bartsch, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Adam T. Rossbach, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
Brian A. Telek, Univ. of Dayton (United States)
James G. Grote, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7765:
Nanobiosystems: Processing, Characterization, and Applications III
Norihisa Kobayashi; Fahima Ouchen; Ileana Rau, Editor(s)

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