Polymer and Materials Science
Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Development of advanced photonic devices requires extensive integration of several technologies. Electrooptical devices must simultaneously satisfy several materials properties including: high nonlinear optical activity, thermal stability, mechanical strength, and optical transparency. In addition, the device materials must be amenable to fabrication, and must be compatible in a multi-layered configuration. We have recently developed polymers which meet these complex requirements. Indeed, electrooptical devices have been demonstrated using these polymers. This paper is a comprehensive review of the development of such devices, from design of the molecular architecture to waveguide design and fabrication. The critical issues in each aspect of device development are discussed. © 1994 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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