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Progress in NLO polymeric waveguide devices at 3M
Author(s): James E. Watson; Cecil V. Francis; Robert S. Moshrefzadeh; Kenneth M. White; Prakob Kitipichai; Elisa M. Cross; Gary T. Boyd; Paul A. Pedersen; Kenneth H. Hahn; David W. Dolfi
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Paper Abstract

There can be no commercial poled-polymer optical waveguide switches until several goals are reached. Among these are thermal stability, low switching voltage, and low-loss waveguides with acceptable fiber insertion loss. We report on two cross-linked materials; one shows r33 values above 10 pm/V and retains 80% of its E-O coefficient after 1500 hours at 100 degree(s)C. Using these systems for illustration, we discuss material requirements and design tradeoffs to optimize performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2285, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187528
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Watson, 3M Co. (United States)
Cecil V. Francis, 3M Co. (United States)
Robert S. Moshrefzadeh, 3M Co. (United States)
Kenneth M. White, 3M Co. (United States)
Prakob Kitipichai, 3M Co. (United States)
Elisa M. Cross, 3M Co. (United States)
Gary T. Boyd, 3M Co. (United States)
Paul A. Pedersen, 3M Co. (United States)
Kenneth H. Hahn, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)
David W. Dolfi, Hewlett-Packard Labs. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2285:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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