25 October 2002 Materials characterization for nonlinear optic polymer waveguide modulator design
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For accurate design and modeling of nonlinear optic polymer electro-optic (EO) waveguide devices, potential materials need to be thoroughly characterized. Presented here are the properties of several state of the art materials used for nonlinear optical (NLO) polymer devices, such as Cheng Larry Dalton (CLD) based NLO polymers as well as conductive polymers and epoxies. This characterization includes refractive index, propagation loss, conductivity, nonlinearity, and low and high frequency dielectric constant measurements, as well as materials compatibility.
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Darnell E. Diggs, James G. Grote, Antonio A. Davis, Cheng H. Zhang, John S. Zetts, Robert L. Nelson, Larry Raymond Dalton, Perry P. Yaney, Frank Kenneth Hopkins, "Materials characterization for nonlinear optic polymer waveguide modulator design", Proc. SPIE 4813, Crystal Materials for Nonlinear Optical Devices and Microgravity Science, (25 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453940; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.453940
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