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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Jun. 6, 2011
  • pp: 11189–11195

Electro-optic thin films of organic nonlinear optic molecules aligned through vacuum deposition

Weiwei Sun, Zhaohong Wang, Antao Chen, Ilya Kosilkin, Denise Bale, and Larry R. Dalton  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 11189-11195 (2011)

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Nonlinear optical molecules can be vacuum deposited into uniform thin films using thermal evaporation. Alignment order can be achieved during thin film deposition by an in-plane electrical field poling using electrodes patterned on the substrate. Electro-optic (EO) coefficients, r33 and r13 are independently measured using Young's interferometry technique. Thin-films of N-benzyl-2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (BNA) can exhibit an EO coefficient, r33, comparable to that of BNA single crystals. EO coefficients of BNA at different poling fields, wavelengths, and frequencies are investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 11, 2011
Published: May 24, 2011

Weiwei Sun, Zhaohong Wang, Antao Chen, Ilya Kosilkin, Denise Bale, and Larry R. Dalton, "Electro-optic thin films of organic nonlinear optic molecules aligned through vacuum deposition," Opt. Express 19, 11189-11195 (2011)

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