Advancements in conductive cladding materials for nonlinear optic polymer based optoelectronic devices

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Author(s)

  • James G. Grote
  • John S. Zetts
  • Robert L. Nelson
  • Frank K. Hopkins
  • Jeremy B. Huddleston
  • Perry P. Yaney
  • Cheng Zhang
  • William H. Steier
  • Min-Choel Oh
  • Harold R. Fetterman
  • Larry R. Dalton

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-18
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4470
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

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.

Research Area(s)

  • Conductive polymer, Dielectric constant, Electro-optic modulator, Nonlinear optic polymer, Opto-electronic

Citation Format(s)

Advancements in conductive cladding materials for nonlinear optic polymer based optoelectronic devices. / Grote, James G.; Zetts, John S.; Nelson, Robert L.; Hopkins, Frank K.; Huddleston, Jeremy B.; Yaney, Perry P.; Zhang, Cheng; Steier, William H.; Oh, Min-Choel; Fetterman, Harold R.; Jen, Alex K.-Y.; Dalton, Larry R.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4470, 2001, p. 10-18.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal