Efficient wafer-scale poling of electro-optic polymer thin films on soda-lime glass substrates: large second-order nonlinear coefficients and exceptional homogeneity of optical birefringence
Park, Dong Hun
Norwood, Robert A.
Jen, Alex K-Y.
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Coll Opt Sci
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PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMER
CitationEfficient wafer-scale poling of electro-optic polymer thin films on soda-lime glass substrates: large second-order nonlinear coefficients and exceptional homogeneity of optical birefringence 2017, 7 (6):1909 Optical Materials Express
JournalOptical Materials Express
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AbstractWe demonstrate a simple protocol for repeatable and efficient contact poling of guest-host electro-optic (EO) polymer thin films over large areas on soda-lime glass substrates. The poled large-area (up to 13.5 cm(2)) thin films in this study exhibit very large second-order nonlinear susceptibilities (d(33) values of 330-520 pm/V) for second-harmonic generation (SHG) and associated large Pockels coefficients (r(33) values of 105-180 pm/V) at the wavelength of 1.3 mu m. The poling protocol also produced poled EO thin films with excellent optical homogeneity and large positive birefringence with small variation (similar to 10(-3)) of refractive indices over the poled large areas. The study suggests a viable and scalable path towards the realization of integrated photonics based on pre-poled thin films of high performance EO polymers. (C) 2017 Optical Society of America
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SponsorsAir Force Research Laboratory (AFRL); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) [FA8650-14-C-5005]; Small Business Technology Transfer Research program (STTR)