OTF 1993
Conference paper

Thermally Robust Electro-Optic Polymers

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Rational design of high-temperature stable electro-optical poled polymer materials requires custom synthesis of nonlinear chromophores, accurate measurement of their molecular hyperpolarizabilities and thermal stabilities, calculations to predict their nonlinearities at the desired wavelength, incorporation into thermally robust polymers, fabrication of test devices, and measurement of electro-optic coefficients. In this work, we describe the results of each step in this sequence for a variety of chromophores. © 1993 Optical Society of America