Accession Number : ADA188382

Title :   Polymeric Materials for Electro-Optic Testing.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan-Sep 86,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV DAVIS DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Kowel, Stephen D ; Eldering, Charles A

PDF Url : ADA188382

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This report investigates the possible use of Langmuir/Blodgett films to electro-optically test integrated circuits. There is a brief description of what Langmuir Blodgett films are, how they are grown and deposited on a material, and the electro-optic effects in Langmuir/Blodgett films. Stephen Kowel has experimented with several different types of organic dyes mixed in the films to increase the electro-optic effect in the films. The bulk of his research has been in perfecting his deposition technique as well as increasing the electrooptic effect in the film. Also, he has done in-depth work developing a technique to preferentially align the dipoles in the film in order to allow for use of stronger electrical fields. Although Langmuir/Blodgett films were not actually deposited on silicon integrated circuits, there is great promise Langmuir/Blodgett films can be used to electro-optically test integrated circuits. Keywords: Langmuir Blodgett films, Electro-optic testing, Integrated circuits, Linear electro-optic effect.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, *POLYMERS, DEPOSITION, DYES, LINEARITY, MATERIALS, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, SILICON, TEST AND EVALUATION

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE