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Polymeric materials for guided wave devices
Author(s): Karl W. Beeson; Keith A. Horn; Michael J. McFarland; Ajay Nahata; Chengjiu Wu; James T. Yardley
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Paper Abstract

Organic polymeric materials offer great promise for the creation ofoptical guided-wave structures for use with silicon or gallium arsenide semiconductor devices. We have developed a number of new polymeric materials for which the refractive index may be photochemically controlled. These materials are ifiustrated by solid solutions of novel nitrone compounds in polymer hosts such as PMMA. We have demonstrated the creation of planar guided-wave structures in these materials both with direct laser writing and with traditional photolithographic techniques. We have also developed polymeric materials which are electro-optically active and which provide for the photochemical delineation ofguided-wave structures. We have utilized these materials to create electro-optic devices such as optical modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1337, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22946
Show Author Affiliations
Karl W. Beeson, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
Keith A. Horn, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
Michael J. McFarland, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
Ajay Nahata, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
Chengjiu Wu, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)
James T. Yardley, Allied-Signal Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1337:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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