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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1514–1519

Phase-matched noncentrosymmetric polarization in a polymeric waveguide induced by all-optical poling

Naoto Tsutsumi and Chiharu Odane  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 1514-1519 (2003)

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Phase-matched χ(2) polarization in a polymeric waveguide induced by an all-optical poling technique was investigated. We fabricated the polymeric waveguide on a quartz substrate by casting from a chloroform solution of poly(methyl methacrylate) with 1,4-bis(2-{4-[N,N-di(p-tolyl)amino]phenyl}vinyl) benzene (BTAPVB). The waveguide film was found to have no absorption at either the fundamental (1064 nm) or the second-harmonic (532 nm) wavelengths. We observed that the induced second-harmonic intensity has a quadratic dependence on the propagation length. This quadratic dependence suggests that the phase-matched χ(2) polarization was formed along the direction of the beam propagation. The analysis of χ(2) tensor components supports the fact that BTAPVB possesses an octupolar component in addition to a dipolar one.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(250.5460) Optoelectronics : Polymer waveguides
(310.2790) Thin films : Guided waves
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties

Naoto Tsutsumi and Chiharu Odane, "Phase-matched noncentrosymmetric polarization in a polymeric waveguide induced by all-optical poling," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 1514-1519 (2003)

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