Accession Number : ADA316599

Title :   A Study of Poled Films of Advanced Electrooptic Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Feb 95-Feb 96,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Krchnavek, Robert R. ; Rode, Daniel

PDF Url : ADA316599

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This report examines the design and fabrication of poled films of electro-optic materials utilizing photopolymerizable organic polymers. Background information on the theory of electro-optic activity and the salient design parameters necessary for deciding whether the material is a good candidate for a planar electro-optic modulator is presented. The details of the material processing, material characterization and fiber coupling are described including the preparation of guest-host mixtures that result in single-mode polymer waveguides (2=1300 nm) with core dimensions approximately equal to those of single-mode fiber. Experimental results of rsub33 measurements are presented for DR1 and DR13 materials and several possible sources of electro-optic activity improvements are discussed.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *POLYMERS, *OPTICAL MATERIALS, COUPLING(INTERACTION), SOURCES, FIBERS, CORES, MATERIALS, PROCESSING, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FILMS, PLANAR STRUCTURES, ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, MODULATORS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE