Dr. Delwin L. Elder
Director of Materials Development at NLM Photonics
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Area of Expertise:
Organic Electro-Optic Materialss , Silicon/Plasmonic Hybrid Electro-optic Modulators , Photonics , Photonic integrated circuits
Profile Summary

Dr. Delwin L. Elder has over 20 years of experience in chemistry and materials science research and development, and he thrives on discovering novel and pragmatic solutions with partners and collaborators. He specializes in the design and synthesis of organic electro-optic molecules, characterization of optical, physical, and electrical properties, and thin-film device fabrication and evaluation. In addition to NLM, Delwin has been a Research Scientist at the University of Washington Department of Chemistry since 2010, also studying organic electro-optic materials. He has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed papers. Previously, Delwin spent two years with a CoMotion startup and ten years at Air Products and Chemicals, focusing on conducting polymers, lithium battery materials, surfactants, and catalysis. He has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.
Publications (23)

Proceedings Article | 14 March 2023 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12418, 1241807 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2650803
KEYWORDS: Nanophotonics, Chromophores, Inkjet technology, Industrial applications, Electro optics, Semiconducting wafers, Plasmonics, Coating, Wafer-level optics

Proceedings Article | 4 October 2022 Presentation
Proceedings Volume PC12202, PC1220205 (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2633764
KEYWORDS: Electro optics, Silicon, Quantum communications, Photonic devices, Electronic components

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11998, 119980C (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2622099
KEYWORDS: Chromophores, Electro optics, Modulators, Thin films, Polymers, Absorption, Humidity

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2022 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 12027, 120270O (2022) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2620043
KEYWORDS: Plasmonics, Modulators, Antennas, Terahertz radiation, Receivers, Modulation, Electronics, Electro optics

Proceedings Article | 26 August 2021 Presentation + Paper
Proceedings Volume 11799, 1179917 (2021) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2594939
KEYWORDS: Chromophores, Waveguides, Birefringence, Electro optics, Electro optical modeling, Dielectrics, Refractive index, Systems modeling, Metals, Instrument modeling

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