30 August 2005 Interaction of linear and non-linear optical polymers with ionizing radiation
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The effects of ionizing radiation on linear and nonlinear optic (NLO) polymer materials and devices for widespread application in photonic systems are discussed herein. Of particular interest are the interaction of electrons, gamma-rays and protons with electro-optic (EO) materials and components. As will be discussed in the paper, various polymer-based thin film materials and components have shown varying resistance to ionizing radiation. Brief explanations for the radiation induced alteration of material and component refractive indices, polarizations, propagation losses, EO coefficient (r33) and SHG are suggested and discussed for proton and gamma-ray irradiations.
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E. W. Taylor, E. W. Taylor, "Interaction of linear and non-linear optical polymers with ionizing radiation", Proc. SPIE 5897, Photonics for Space Environments X, 589703 (30 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.620381; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.620381


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