Advanced Materials

Polymer optical fibers and nonlinear optical device principles

Authors

  • Dr. W. Groh,

    1. Angewandte Physik, Hoechst AG P.O. Box 80 03 20, D–6230 Frankfurt am Main 80 (FRG)
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  • Dr. D. Lupo,

    1. Angewandte Physik, Hoechst AG P.O. Box 80 03 20, D–6230 Frankfurt am Main 80 (FRG)
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  • Prof. H. Sixl

    1. Angewandte Physik, Hoechst AG P.O. Box 80 03 20, D–6230 Frankfurt am Main 80 (FRG)
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    • studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, FRG, gaining a Ph.D. in 1971 and habilitating in 1976. After this he spent some time at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart and also in Grenoble working with Professor Dxansfeld before returning to Stuttgart University to become Professor of Physics in 1981. Since 1986 he has been the Departmental Head of Applied Physics at Hoechst in Frankfurt, FRG.


  • This work was supported by the Federal Ministry of Research and Technology (BMFT). The research projects are done in cooperation with other industrial and academic partners. We would like to thank our colleagues active in the project teams for many stimulating discussions and efficient cooperation.

Abstract

Basic principles of the present optoelectronic research activities at Hoechst AG are presented in this contribution. Within the diversified broad band spectrum of optoelectronic materials and applications our interest is focused on new types of polymer optical fibers and nonlinear optical device principles using organic Langmuir–Blodgett films and electrically poled polymers. The basic principles and the limits of the present research and development activities which, have a high market potential are outlined.

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