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Polymeric Electro-Optic Modulators: Matereials synthesis and processing

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  • Prof. Larry R. Dalton,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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    • received his B. S. (1965) and M. S. (1966) degrees in chemistry from Michigan State University and his A. M. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University in 1971. He joined the chemistry faculty of Vanderbilt University in 1971 before moving to the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1976), and the University of Southern California (1982). He is currently Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Scientific Co-Director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at USC. He is the author of over 250 publications in the areas of nonlinear optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, the characterization of biological (protein, DNA) supramolecular interactions, and the molecular and ultrastructure synthesis of electroactive materials.

  • Dr. Aaron W. Harper,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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  • Dr. Bo Wu,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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  • Dr. Rima Ghosn,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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  • Dr. Joyce Laquindanum,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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  • Dr. Ziyong Liang,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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  • Dr. Andrea Hubbel,

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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  • Dr. Chengzeng Xu

    1. Hydrocarbon Research Institute University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661 (USA)
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  • We wish to acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Professors Steier, Spangler and Fetterman and of their students both past and present. We would also like to acknowledge many stimulating discussions with Drs. Alex Jen, Seth Marder, and Joseph Perry. We wish to thank Dr. Uzi Efron for calling photorefractive solitons to our attention. We greatly acknowledge the National Science Foundation grant DMR-9107806 for partial support of this work.

Abstract

The commercialization of new NLO materials will depend not only on the mastery of the technical problems but also on the availability of investment capital. Here, the research issues most relevant to commercialization are viewed and the advantages and disadvantages of new systems, both inorganic and organic, for example the cross-linked thin-film structure shown in the figure, presented and discussed.

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