A Study of Poled Films of Advanced Electrooptic Polymers.
Final technical rept. Feb 95-Feb 96,
WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
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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.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry
- Laminates and Composite Materials