Accession Number : ADA307892

Title :   Fundamental Characterization of Advanced Organic Polymers for Optical Waveguide Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Feb 94-Feb 95,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Krchnavek, Robert R. ; Rode, Daniel L. ; Boncek, Raymond K.

PDF Url : ADA307892

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Organic polymers doped with non-centrosymmetric chromophores have been suggested as viable candidates for organic based, active, electrooptic devices. While some investigators have shown working devices using several chromophores, the vast majority of work in this area is concentrating on measuring the electrooptic effect in the chromophore, and not the net result after the device has been fabricated. In this report, we document our efforts at characterizing guest/host electrooptic systems processed into structures representative of typical optical switch/modulator structures.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, ELECTROOPTICS, CHROMOPHORES, STRUCTURES, OPTICAL SWITCHING, LIGHT MODULATORS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE