Effect of Nano-architectural Control on Optical Loss in Electro-optic Polymers


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Polymer electro-optic (EO) devices show great promise for high-speed telecom data transmission, broadband radio frequency (RF) signal distribution, and high-speed data transfer within the next generation of microprocessors running at 20 GHz and above (i.e., optical interconnects). The effects of nanoarchitectural control on optical loss were also studied, showing that a nanoscale side-chain polymer had an optical loss that was improved by a factor of 2-3 over the conventional guest-host system per centimeter of propagation length.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Technical Proceedings of the 2005 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2
Published: May 8, 2005
Pages: 65 - 67
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topic: Nanoparticle Synthesis & Applications
ISBN: 0-9767985-1-4