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Fabrication And Characterisation Of Processable Polydiacetylene Waveguides
Author(s): S. Mann; A. R. Oldroyd; D. Bloor; D. J. Ando; P. J. Wells
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Paper Abstract

The synthesis of a new class of soluble polydiacetylenes is reported. Large area films of one of this class, 9-SMBU, have been formed by deposition from solution. The non-linearity of films of 9-SMBU has been measured by THG and demonstrates the trade-off between processability and non-linearity. The material was also deposited in channels etched in Si0xNy substrates and we have demonstrated, for the first time, channel optical waveguiding in a non-linear polydiacetylene material. Linear optical characterisation of these channels has been carried out at a laser wavelength of 1.3 μm. These waveguides should allow demonstrations of all-optical non-linear effects in guided wave devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0971, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials, (21 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948238
Show Author Affiliations
S. Mann, GEC-Marconi Research Centre (U.K)
A. R. Oldroyd, GEC-Marconi Research Centre (U.K)
D. Bloor, Queen Mary College (U.K)
D. J. Ando, Queen Mary College (U.K)
P. J. Wells, Queen Mary College (U.K)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0971:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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