Molecule and charge carrier diffusion in optical and electro-optical devices

H. E. Katz*, L. Dhar, A. Hale, M. Schnoes, M. L. Schilling, Z. Bao, A. Dodabalapur

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Many organic-based optical components are based on refractive index modulation or contrast as the origin of their activity. These range from passive components such as waveguides, to active components that include electro-optic switches, photorefractive information processing elements, and holographic storage media. Common to the materials used in these applications is the need for charge and/or molecular migration in their preparation or utilization. This paper focuses on some of these migration effects, with special attention paid to a new class of photopolymers being designed for high density digital holographic data storage applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-95
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 2000
EventThin Films for Optical Waveguide Devices and Materials for Optical Limiting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 30 1999Dec 3 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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