Optimizing electro-optic activity in chromophore/polymer composites and in organic chromophore glasses

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Author(s)

  • Larry Dalton
  • Bruce Robinson
  • Philip Ried
  • Bruce Eichinger
  • Philip Sullivan
  • Andrew Akelaitis
  • Denise Bale
  • Marnie Haller
  • Sen Liu
  • Yi Liao
  • Kimberly Firestone
  • Allyson Sago
  • Nishant Bhatambrekar
  • Sanchali Bhattacharjee
  • Jessica Sinness
  • Scott Hammond
  • Nicholas Buker
  • Robert Snoeberger
  • Mark Lingwood
  • Harry Rommel
  • Joe Amend
  • Sei-Hum Jang
  • Antao Chen
  • William Steier

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number59900C
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5990
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

Conference

TitleOptically Based Biological and Chemical Sensing, and Optically Based Materials for Defence
PlaceBelgium
CityBruges
Period28 September 2005

Abstract

The motivation for use of organic electro-optic materials derives from (1) the inherently fast (sub-picosecond) response of π-electron systems in these materials to electrical perturbation making possible device applications with gigahertz and terahertz bandwidths, (2) the potential for exceptionally large (e.g., 1000 pm/V) electro-optic coefficients that would make possible devices operating with millivolt drive voltages, (3) light weight, which is a concern for satellite applications, and (4) versatile processability that permits rapid fabrication of a wide variety of devices including conformal and flexible devices, three dimensional active optical circuitry, hybrid organic/silicon photonic circuitry, and optical circuitry directly integrated with semiconductor VLSI electronics. The most significant concerns associated with the use of organic electro-optic materials relate to thermal and photochemical stability, although materials with glass transition temperatures on the order of 200°C have been demonstrated and photostability necessary for long term operation at telecommunication power levels has been realized. This communication focuses on explaining the theoretical paradigms that have permitted electro-optic coefficients greater than 300 pm/V (at telecommunication wavelengths) to be achieved and on explaining likely improvements in electro-optic activity that will be realized in the next 1-2 years. Systematic modifications of materials to improve thermal and photochemical stability are also discussed.

Research Area(s)

  • Electro-optic activity, Molecular first hyperpolarizability, Pseudo-atomistic Monte Carlo modeling, Reversible and irreversible crosslinking reactions, Second order optical nonlinearity

Citation Format(s)

Optimizing electro-optic activity in chromophore/polymer composites and in organic chromophore glasses. / Dalton, Larry; Robinson, Bruce; Jen, Alex; Ried, Philip; Eichinger, Bruce; Sullivan, Philip; Akelaitis, Andrew; Bale, Denise; Haller, Marnie; Luo, Jingdong; Liu, Sen; Liao, Yi; Firestone, Kimberly; Sago, Allyson; Bhatambrekar, Nishant; Bhattacharjee, Sanchali; Sinness, Jessica; Hammond, Scott; Buker, Nicholas; Snoeberger, Robert; Lingwood, Mark; Rommel, Harry; Amend, Joe; Jang, Sei-Hum; Chen, Antao; Steier, William.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5990, 59900C, 28.10.2005.

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