30 August 1989 Nonlinear Organic Tunable Filters, Switches And Shutters
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Organic polymeric materials have advanced to the point where their nonlinear properties are sufficient for use in various designs for such device applications as tunable filters and photonic switches and shutters. These advances are a result of successful molecular and materials design aimed at improving the material nonlinear responses while maintaining superior optical, mechanical and processing properties for the bulk material. This paper will review recent progress in materials and device development at the Lockheed Research and Development Division. Section 2 provides a brief background on nonlinear organic materials, while the following sections will cover the different materials classes of resonant polymers, non-resonant third-order polymers, electro-optic materials and liquid crystal composites, and the appropriate device type for each material class.
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K. Aron, K. Aron, R. S. Lytel, R. S. Lytel, G. F. Lipscomb, G. F. Lipscomb, M. A. Stiller, M. A. Stiller, J. Altman, J. Altman, J. I. Thackara, J. I. Thackara, A. J. Ticknor, A. J. Ticknor, } "Nonlinear Organic Tunable Filters, Switches And Shutters", Proc. SPIE 1105, Materials for Optical Switches, Isolators, and Limiters, (30 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960611; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960611

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