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
Laminates and Composite Materials
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE