Waveguide devices from nonlinear organic materials

K. Sasaki, Y. Nonaka, T. Kinoshita, E. Nihei, Y. Koike

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Organic materials have been applied to second and third order nonlinear optical thin film waveguide devices. In second-order devices, the basic material was a side-chained disperse red 1 (DR1) - methylmethacrylate (MMA) co-polymer system which was used for frequency doubling in the shorter wavelength region. The co-polymer was spin-coated on a Pyrex substrate and poled under a high DC-electric field over the glass transition temperature. Phase matchings at doubled wavelengths, 532 and 406 nm were realized by Cherenkov type in-phasing between fundamental and doubled waves avoiding strong absorption. In the third-order device, the basic material was vacuum evaporated polydiacetylene (PDA) film which was applied to all optical bistable waveguide devices together with a distributed feedback (DFB) structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Dec 1
EventNonlinear Optics of Organic and Polymer Systems an Photonic Devices Symposium - Philadelphia, PA, USA
Duration: 1991 Apr 291991 Apr 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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