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25 February 1993 Loss measurements in electro-optic polymer waveguides
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We report loss measurements in polymer-bound Disperse Red I slab and photodelineated channel waveguides. Losses resulting from electronic charge-transfer and vibrational carbon- hydrogen stretch overtone absorptions, trans to cis isomerization, exposure to visible or ultraviolet (UV) light and changes in dye pendant group number density are investigated. A waveguide absorption spectrometer is described which can measured waveguide losses (alpha) ((lambda) ) from 600 - 1800 nm. Absorption losses are compared to the wavelength dependent electro-optic coefficient r33((lambda) ) and a figure-of-merit r33((lambda) )/(alpha) ((lambda) ) is determined for the material.
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Karl W. Beeson, Paul M. Ferm, Keith A. Horn, Michael J. McFarland, Ajay Nahata, Jianhui Shan, Chengjiu Wu, and James T. Yardley "Loss measurements in electro-optic polymer waveguides", Proc. SPIE 1775, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials V, (25 February 1993); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.139190
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