1 December 1991 Guest-host polymer fibers and fractal clusters for nonlinear optics
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Guest-host polymeric materials combine the good optical quality of the host and the large nonlinear-optical susceptibility of the guest. In this contribution, we report on the fabrication of polymer fibers with an elevated refractive index as defined by a doped core that confines light to regions of high third-order nonlinear-optical susceptibility. The high intensities and long propagation lengths afforded to such a single-mode guide makes the all-optical device figure of merit large enough for certain device applications. The possibility of increasing the nonlinear-optical susceptibility -- thereby the figure of merit -- with metal sphere fractal clusters are presented along with results from quadratic electro-optic measurements of a silver/PMMA system.
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Mark G. Kuzyk, Mark G. Kuzyk, Mark P. Andrews, Mark P. Andrews, Un-Chul T. Paek, Un-Chul T. Paek, Carl W. Dirk, Carl W. Dirk, } "Guest-host polymer fibers and fractal clusters for nonlinear optics", Proc. SPIE 1560, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50704; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50704
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