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Recent Developtents In Optically Nonlinear Polymers And Related Electro-Optic Devices
Author(s): G. R. Mohlmann; W. H. G. Horsthuis; C. P. J. M. van der Vorst; A. Mc. Donach; M. Copeland; C. Duchet; P. Fabre; M. B. J. Diemeer; E. S. Trommel; F M. M. Suyten; P. Van Daele; E. Van Tomme; R. Baets
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Paper Abstract

Side chain polymers, containing hyperpolarizable moieties as pendant groups, have been applied as optically nonlinear materials. Electro-optic properties have been induced via electric field poling of nultilayer structures incorporating the nonlinear polymers. For a poling field strength of 156 Wpm, the obtained i r33 coefficient was equal to 28 pn/V at the wavelength of 1.3 pm, which is close to r33 = 32 of the inorganic single crystal lithium niobate. Low loss mcnomode charnel waveguides (< 1 dB/cm @ 1.3 μm wavelength) have been realized in the optically nonlinear polymer nultilayers. Tunable Fabry-Perot etalons, monamode phase and intensity modulators and monomode Mach-Zehnder interferameters, have been made and tested; their performances will be discussed. Owing to their considerable electro-optic coefficients and attractive processing properties, polymers are becoming serious alternatives for the currently often applied lithium niobate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1147, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials II, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962128
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G. R. Mohlmann, Akzo Research Laboratories Arnhem (Netherlands)
W. H. G. Horsthuis, Akzo Research Laboratories Arnhem (Netherlands)
C. P. J. M. van der Vorst, Akzo Research Laboratories Arnhem (Netherlands)
A. Mc. Donach, Barr & Stroud Ltd (United Kingdom)
M. Copeland, Barr & Stroud Ltd. (United Kingdom)
C. Duchet, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
P. Fabre, Laboratoires de Marcoussis (France)
M. B. J. Diemeer, PTT Research Neher Laboratories (Netherlands)
E. S. Trommel, PTT Research Neher Laboratories (Netherlands)
F M. M. Suyten, PTT Research Neher Laboratories (Netherlands)
P. Van Daele, University of Gent (Belgium)
E. Van Tomme, University of Gent (Belgium)
R. Baets, University of Gent (Belgium)

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

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