Organic electro-optics : From molecules to devices

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

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Author(s)

  • Larry Dalton
  • Bruce Robinson
  • Robert Nielsen
  • Alex Jen
  • William Steier

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume4798
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

Conference

TitleInternational Symposium on Optical Science and Technology, 2002
PlaceUnited States
CitySeattle
Period9 - 11 July 2002

Abstract

Employing guidance from quantum and statistical mechanics, the electro-optic activity of organic materials has been increased to values greater than 100 pm/V at telecommunication wavelengths (e.g., 130 pm/V at 1.3 microns). Electro-optic materials now afford significant advantages in terms of bandwidth and electro-optic activity over competitive inorganic materials such as lithium niobate. Organic materials have also been found to be quite processable permitting the fabrication by reactive ion etching and photolithographic techniques of 3-D active waveguide structures and integration with both VLSI semiconductor electronics and silica fiber optics. Both stripline and microresonator structures have been fabricated, as have low-optical-loss coupling structures. A number of prototype devices demonstrating superior performance have been demonstrated; however, the long-term, in-field performance of such devices still remains to be evaluated. This article focuses on statistical mechanical theoretical methods that have aided the design of improved materials.

Citation Format(s)

Organic electro-optics : From molecules to devices. / Dalton, Larry; Robinson, Bruce; Nielsen, Robert; Jen, Alex; Steier, William.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4798, 2002, p. 1-10.

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