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Characterization of Optical Polymers for Multi-Layered Electro-Optic Devices.
COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
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Nonlinear optical NLO polymers could potentially replace standard inorganic electrooptic materials, such as LiNb03 and GaAs, in integrated optoelectronic devices and systems. The large electrooptic coefficients and the low dielectric constants of poled polymers make them ideal for high-speed electrooptic applications. Electrooptic devices can be easily fabricated by spin coating the polymer onto a substrate, forming optical channels by bleaching and making material electrooptic by poling the channels. This simple fabrication procedure makes polymers ideal for multilayered applications. As new materials are developed and used in new configurations and applications, they must be characterized for optimum device design and performance.
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