Accession Number : ADA289255

Title :   Characterization of Optical Polymers for Multi-Layered Electro-Optic Devices.

Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Rohlev, Lori E.

PDF Url : ADA289255

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 166

Abstract : Nonlinear optical (NLO) polymers could potentially replace standard inorganic electrooptic materials, such as LiNb03 and GaAs, in integrated optoelectronic devices and systems. The large electrooptic coefficients and the low dielectric constants of poled polymers make them ideal for high-speed electrooptic applications. Electrooptic devices can be easily fabricated by spin coating the polymer onto a substrate, forming optical channels by bleaching and making material electrooptic by poling the channels. This simple fabrication procedure makes polymers ideal for multilayered applications. As new materials are developed and used in new configurations and applications, they must be characterized for optimum device design and performance.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *POLYMERS, *OPTICAL MATERIALS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, OPTIMIZATION, LAYERS, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, FABRICATION, SUBSTRATES, NONLINEAR OPTICS, LITHIUM, COATINGS, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, OXIDES, COEFFICIENTS, CONFIGURATIONS, CONSTANTS, NIOBIUM, CHANNELS, INORGANIC MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

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