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Systematic study of electro-optic materials composed of non-linear optical chromophores and polycarbonates
Author(s): Diyun Huang; Danliang Jin; Don Tolstedt; Stephen Condon; Dani Ianakiev; Hann Wen Guan; Shuxin Cong; Eric Johnson; Akiko Nishimoto; Raluca Dinu
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Paper Abstract

Polymeric electro-optic materials have many potential advantages over their inorganic counterparts in both industrial and military applications for the reason of bandwidth, driving voltage, and cost. To fulfill the device processing and performance requirements, electro-optic materials need to possess high electro-optic activity, low optical loss, adequate thermal and photochemical stability as well as long term alignment stability. In this work, first we have designed and synthesized a series of chromophores with various acceptors. Their thermal stability and electro-optic activity were compared. Detailed chromophore loading studies were carried out. An electro-optic coefficient of 160 pm/V was achieved. Secondly we modified our chromophore bridge by adapting 3,4-ethylenedioythiophene moiety. Both thermal stability and electro-optic activity are improved. Finally, we synthesized two polycarbonates with higher glass transition temperatures and lower optical loss. Their guest-host systems show improved EO activity, optical loss and long term alignment stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6020, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Optical Communications, 602005 (1 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.637058
Show Author Affiliations
Diyun Huang, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Danliang Jin, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Don Tolstedt, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Stephen Condon, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Dani Ianakiev, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Hann Wen Guan, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Shuxin Cong, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Eric Johnson, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Akiko Nishimoto, Lumera Corp. (United States)
Raluca Dinu, Lumera Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6020:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices for Optical Communications
Shinji Tsuji; Jens Buus; Yi Luo, Editor(s)

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