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Integrated Optical Structures And Electro-Optic Devices In Poly 4-Vinyl Pyridine And Loaded Poly 4-Vinyl Pyridine Thin Films
Author(s): P. J. Wells; D. Bloor
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Paper Abstract

We have fabricated multi-layer thin film structures using Poly 4-Vinyl Pyridine (P4VP) as one of the layers. A "vertical" directional coupler has been constructed in which light is coupled between two layers by an intermediate layer of lower refractive index. In single P4VP layer devices we have measured Pockels and Kerr effects, we have also observed an enhanced Kerr response which passes through a null when a square wave of about 120 V r.m.s. is applied. A single-polarisation thin-film interferometer has been made which shows interference between two discrete modes, one confined mostly in the polymer and the other in a thin Si02 film beneath the polymer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 1989
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1018, Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials, (31 January 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949999
Show Author Affiliations
P. J. Wells, Queen Mary College (England)
D. Bloor, Queen Mary College (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1018:
Electro-Optic and Magneto-Optic Materials
Jean-Pierre Huignard, Editor(s)

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