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):

Report Date:

1996-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

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 21300 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE