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Polymer Fiber Optics: Materials, Physics, and Applications
HISTORY OF POLYMER OPTICAL FIBERS Introduction Using Light for Telecommunications Glass Fibers Polymer Fibers The Future LIGHT PROPAGATION IN A FIBER WAVEGUIDE Introduction Bound Modes of Step-Index
Fabrication and mechanical behavior of dye-doped polymer optical fiber
The purpose of this article is to study the materials physics behind dye-doped polymethyl metharcylate (PMMA) that is important for the optical fiber drawing process. We report effects of the
Second-order nonlinear-optical processes in orientationally ordered materials: relationship between molecular and macroscopic properties
Liquid crystals and polymer glasses can be formed into orientationally ordered materials by raising the temperature of the material to a temperature at which molecular motion is greatly enhanced,
Electro‐optic phase modulation and optical second‐harmonic generation in corona‐poled polymer films
Electro‐optic phase modulation was measured along with optical second‐harmonic generation in thin films of a new copolymer containing a dicyanovinyl‐terminated azo dye side chain. Orientational order
Position determination of an acoustic burst along a Sagnac interferometer
We report on a method to measure the longitudinal position of an acoustic burst, or spark, using an all-fiber Sagnac interferometer (SI). A focused pulsed /spl sim/10 ns laser is used to ionize air
Mechanisms of reversible photodegradation in disperse orange 11 dye doped in PMMA polymer.
An energy level diagram is constructed that describes all measured quantities in the decay and recovery processes and a hypothesis of the nature of the associated states is proposed.
Pushing the hyperpolarizability to the limit.
It is suggested that donor-acceptor molecules with a conjugated bridge with many sites of reduced conjugations to impart conjugation modulation may be the best paradigm for making materials with huge hyperpolarizabilities that approach the fundamental limit.
Lasing action and photodegradation of Disperse Orange 11 dye in liquid solution
We report optically pumped lasing action near 650nm of 1-amino-2-methylanthraquinone (known as Disperse Orange 11 or DO11) in the common laser dye solvents dimethylformamide and dimethylsulfoxide.
A simplified three‐level model describing the molecular third‐order nonlinear optical susceptibility
A simplified three-level model for γ, the molecular third-order nonlinear optical susceptibility, is presented and discussed. The perturbation theory-based approach suggests that there are three
Three-dimensional optical pulse simulation using the FDTD method
As the use of optical waveguides expands, it would be desirable to have an explicit three-dimensional simulation method to analyze characteristics and develop new devices. One such method is the