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Combined electromagnetic and photoreaction modeling of CLD-1 photobleaching in polymer microring resonators

Huang, Yanyi and Poon, Joyce K. S. and Liang, Wei and Yariv, Amnon and Zhang, Cheng and Dalton, Larry R. (2005) Combined electromagnetic and photoreaction modeling of CLD-1 photobleaching in polymer microring resonators. Applied Physics Letters, 87 (7). Art. no. 071108. ISSN 0003-6951.

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By combining a solid-state photoreaction model with the modal solutions of an optical waveguide, we simulate the refractive index change due to the photobleaching of CLD-1 chromophores in an amorphous polycarbonate microring resonator. The simulation agrees well with experimental results. The photobleaching quantum efficiency of the CLD-1 chromophores is determined to be 0.65%. The combined modeling of the electromagnetic wave propagation and photoreaction precisely illustrates the spatial and temporal evolution of the optical properties of the polymer material as manifested in the refractive index and their effects on the modal and physical properties of the optical devices.

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Additional Information:©2005 American Institute of Physics (Received 14 March 2005; accepted 30 June 2005; published online 9 August 2005) J.P. is grateful for the support of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The financial support of the National Science Foundation (DMR-0120967), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (N00014-04-1-0094, Dr. D. Honey and Dr. R. Athale), and Hughes Research Laboratories is gratefully acknowledged.
Subject Keywords:optical saturable absorption; optical polymers; optical resonators; micro-optics; optical waveguide theory; integrated optics; amorphous state; light propagation; refractive index
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