Title

Relative electrical resistivities and poling of nonlinear optical polymeric waveguides

Authors

Authors

T. Pliska; J. Meier; A. Eckau; V. Ricci; A. C. Le Duff; M. Canva; G. I. Stegeman; P. Raymond; F. Kajzar;K. P. Chan

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

WAVE-GUIDES; GENERATION; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A method based on Maker fringe measurements of nonlinear optical coefficients has been used to determine the relative dc electrical resistivities of a series of linear and nonlinear optical polymers. The method can be used to identify low resistivity linear cladding materials for optimized electric field poling of nonlinear optical polymeric waveguides. As an example of the application of the technique we have studied the resistivity of poly(methyl methacrylate)-polystyrene (PMMA-PS) copolymers with varying content of the two components. The resistivity of PMMA was found to be one order of magnitude lower than that of PS. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics. [S0003-6951(00)01603-X].

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

76

Issue/Number

3

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

265

Last Page

267

WOS Identifier

WOS:000084675100005

ISSN

0003-6951

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