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dc.contributor.authorDuncan, Roger Glennen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:42:59Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:42:59Z
dc.date.issued2002-04-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08082002-082942en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/34415
dc.description.abstractElectrostatic self-assembly was used to fabricate several samples of polymers known to have non-linear optical behavior. These samples characteristics were measured with interferometry and their electro-optic coefficients determined to be on the order that of LiNbO3. The self-assembled samples are shown to have an enhanced polar order compared to that of more traditional poled polymers. Furthermore, this polar order is intrinsic and thus doesn't require electric field poling and does not decay with time. The self-assembly process is therefore shown to possess great potential for the fabrication of high-speed electro-optic modulators for commercial and military applications.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectNanotechnologyen_US
dc.subjectModulatorsen_US
dc.subjectSelf-Assemblyen_US
dc.subjectElectro-Opticsen_US
dc.titleElectro-Optic Properties of Self-Assembled Non-Linear Optical Polymersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairClaus, Richard O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSafaai-Jazi, Ahmaden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberStolen, Roger Hallen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08082002-082942/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-08-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-01-20
dc.date.adate2003-01-20en_US


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