Accession Number : ADA292809

Title :   Nonlinear Organized Materials for Optical Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO

Personal Author(s) : Stegeman, G. I.

PDF Url : ADA292809

Report Date : 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Although polymers have been under development for nonlinear optics applications for about two decades, it is only in the last 5-7 years that serious efforts have been made towards device applications. Their unique properties in terms of electron conjugation and efficient charge transfer have led to very large nonlinearities. However, the challenges to using these materials are very different from the more standard nonlinear materials, for example semiconductors, and these challenges have to be overcome before organics will truly be used in devices. This research program dealt with supplying some of the necessary knowledge base and developing new device concepts, for both second and third order nonlinear optics in polymers. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, POLYMERS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, OPTICAL MATERIALS, SEMICONDUCTORS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, CHARGE TRANSFER, PHOTONS, FREQUENCY CONVERSION, SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE