Accession Number:

ADA295519

Title:

Novel Sol-Gel Composite Second Harmonic Generator and Electrooptic Modulator.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. 15 Jul 93-8 Jun 95,

Corporate Author:

LASER PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY INC AMHERST NY

Report Date:

1995-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This document is submitted as the second annual technical report for contract No. F49620-92-C0046 and presents LPTs work on the preparation of second-order NLO composite materials. The approach employed in this work is to use NLO ormosils and sol-gel preparation techniques to produce homogeneous composite materials for fabrication of optical wave guides. The use of electric field poling technique introduces the required second-order nonlinearity which can be utilized to generate a second harmonic frequency or for high frequency light modulation. The materials that are developed exhibit sufficient nonlinearity for devices and low optical losses. The report contains a full description of the synthetic approaches, characterization and processing of the materials, the thermal and temporal stabilities of NLO responses and measurements of waveguide propagation losses. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE