1 March 1994 Radiation effects on polymer waveguides: accelerated aging tests
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Proceedings Volume 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments; (1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168626
Event: Optical Tools for Manufacturing and Advanced Automation, 1993, Boston, MA, United States
Abstract
We report accelerated aging tests of nonlinear optical polymer planar waveguides subjected to electron irradiation at doses up to 25 MRad(Si). The decay of the second-order optical nonlinearity of dye-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) films was monitored by second-harmonic generation with the temperature maintained near the glass transition temperature. The results indicate a decreased orientational stability of the chromophores in irradiated PMMA films.
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Warren N. Herman, Alvin S. Kanofsky, "Radiation effects on polymer waveguides: accelerated aging tests", Proc. SPIE 2074, Fiber Optics Reliability and Testing: Benign and Adverse Environments, (1 March 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168626; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.168626
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Polymers

Nonlinear optics

Polymer multimode waveguides

Chromophores

Polymer thin films

Glasses

Radiation effects

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