Optimized cladding materials for nonlinear optic polymer based devices

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Author(s)

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

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-103
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4652
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We have investigated various conductive and non-conductive polymer materials suitable for use as cladding layers in nonlinear optic (NLO) polymer based opto-electronic devices. Our goal was to maximize the nonlinearity of the NLO core material, while minimizing the total poling voltage and minimizing 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 poling 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. Results are presented for a 3-layer device structures using a conductive polymer material for both the top and bottom cladding layers. © 2002 SPIE · 0277-786X/02/$15.00.

Research Area(s)

  • Conductive polymer, Electro-optic coefficient, Modulator, Nonlinear optic polymer, Opto-electronic, Poling

Citation Format(s)

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

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4652, 2002, p. 97-103.

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