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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 1990
  • pp: 242–244

Fabrication of birefringent gratings using nonlinear polysilane thin films

F. M. Schellenberg, R. L. Byer, and R. D. Miller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 242-244 (1990)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.15.000242


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Abstract

Birefringence is shown to be induced in polysilane thin films by the process of chain scission induced by nonlinear absorption at visible wavelengths. This writable birefringence is easy to control and can be used for the fabrication of birefringent gratings and other optical devices.

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History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 1989
Published: February 15, 1990

Citation
F. M. Schellenberg, R. D. Miller, and R. L. Byer, "Fabrication of birefringent gratings using nonlinear polysilane thin films," Opt. Lett. 15, 242-244 (1990)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-15-4-242


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