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Polymer Systems For Nonlinear Optical Devices
Author(s): Donald R. Ulrich
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Paper Abstract

Very recent advances in the design, synthesis, and processing of nonlinear optical polymers for second-order and third-order devices are presented. Second-order polymers are now competitive with oxide crystals, and device performance has been demonstrated. Significant advances have been made in ladder polymers for third order, nonresonant devices as a result of fundamental theory and experiment. Transparent, optical quality films are reported with broadband femtosecond response and χ(3) approaching 10-7 esu. Resonant third-order polymers witn n2 comparable to AlGaAs multi-quantum well structures (MQW) have been predicted by theory, synthesized, and thin film etalons constructed and tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1104, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960595
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Donald R. Ulrich, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1104:
Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals
Jui Teng Lin, Editor(s)

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