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Electro-Optic Properties Of New Nonlinear Side-Chain Polymers
Author(s): F. R. Ore; L. M. Hayden; G. F. Sauter; P. L. Pasillas; J. M. Hoover; R. A. Henry; G. A. Lindsay
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Paper Abstract

A new Green's function method of analyzing Maker fringes from second-harmonic generation experiments was used to determine the nonlinear properties of corona-poled polymer films. Electro-optic properties were determined by fashioning the polymers into planar waveguides on silicon substrates and measuring the polarization rotation induced by the electro-optic effect. The two measurements were compared to test the applicability of the two-level model in the polymer system. Waveguide-loss measurements were performed on the same substrates by launching a guided wave via the prism method and monitoring the scattered light with a CCD video camera. Both guest-host and side-chain polymers were studied in this way. The advantages of the side-chain polymer over the guest-host polymer mixture are higher molar concentration of the nonlinear species, decreased mobility and greater overall film homogeneity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1147, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials II, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962105
Show Author Affiliations
F. R. Ore, Unisys Corporation (United States)
L. M. Hayden, Unisys Corporation (United States)
G. F. Sauter, Unisys Corporation (United States)
P. L. Pasillas, Unisys Corporation (United States)
J. M. Hoover, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
R. A. Henry, Naval Weapons Center (United States)
G. A. Lindsay, Naval Weapons Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1147:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials II
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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