6 December 2001 Advancements in conductive cladding materials for nonlinear-optic-polymer-based optoelectronic devices
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We have investigated various conductive and non-conductive polymers suitable for use as cladding layers in nonlinear optic (NLO) polymer based opto-electronic devices. Our goal was to maximize the nonlinearity of the core material, minimize the total poling voltage, and minimize the absorption loss. Using a cladding material that is more conductive than the NLO core material, the majority of the applied poling voltage is dropped across the core, realizing a maximum EO coefficient with minimum applied voltage. We found, however, that there are tradeoffs between absorption loss, conductivity, refractive index, materials processability and materials compatibility when using off-the-shelf materials.
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James G. Grote, James G. Grote, John S. Zetts, John S. Zetts, Robert L. Nelson, Robert L. Nelson, Frank Kenneth Hopkins, Frank Kenneth Hopkins, Jeremy B. Huddleston, Jeremy B. Huddleston, Perry P. Yaney, Perry P. Yaney, Cheng H. Zhang, Cheng H. Zhang, William H. Steier, William H. Steier, Min-Cheol Oh, Min-Cheol Oh, Harold R. Fetterman, Harold R. Fetterman, Alex K.Y. Jen, Alex K.Y. Jen, Larry Raymond Dalton, Larry Raymond Dalton, } "Advancements in conductive cladding materials for nonlinear-optic-polymer-based optoelectronic devices", Proc. SPIE 4470, Photonic Devices and Algorithms for Computing III, (6 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449656; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.449656

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