Accession Number : ADA329621

Title :   Synthesis and Processing of New Second Order Nonlinear Optical Materials

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Apr 94-31 Aug 97

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Dalton, Larry R.

PDF Url : ADA329621

Report Date : 05 AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Fundamental studies have been conducted on the factors which determined chromophore hyperpolarizability to optical loss ratio and which determined chromophore interaction leading to attenuation of electric field poling induced electro optical activity. These studies have lead to a new generation of electro-optic materials exceeding for the first time the performance of inorganic electro optic materials. Lattice hardening chemistry used to lock-in poling-induced electro-optic activity has been systematically investigated. Fundamental studies of poling-induced optical loss have been conducted. A new technique for processing polymer buried channel waveguides, multi-color photolithography, has been introduced.

Descriptors :   *PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, ELECTROOPTICS, OPTICAL MATERIALS, NONLINEAR OPTICS, OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, ELECTROSTATIC FIELDS.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE