A Caltech Library Service

Development of electro-optic polymers for high-voltage instrument transformers

Skindhoj, Jorgen and Perry, Joseph W. and Marder, Seth R. (1994) Development of electro-optic polymers for high-voltage instrument transformers. In: Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII. Proceedings of SPIE. No.2285. Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 116-124. ISBN 0-8194-1609-6.

[img] PDF - Published Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


This paper describes some poled electrooptic bulk polymers (EOP) of the guest/host type having a cured epoxy resin as the host. The electrooptic polymers of typical dimensions 13 X 13 X 3 mm are characterized with respect to application as Pockels materials in an optical high voltage sensor. The electrooptic coefficients obtained here are of the same order of magnitude as those which are required for high voltage applications. An optical sensor based on disperse red 1 dye and an epoxy polymer is developed. It is able to measure voltages up to 10 kV AC. It is shown that bulk EOP can be produced with relatively large physical dimensions comparable to commercially available Pockels crystals. A technique is described which compensates for the inevitable intrinsic birefringence built into most bulk polymers. The epoxy based EOP shows high orientational stability, even when compared with a polysulfone based EOP having a higher glass transition temperature.

Item Type:Book Section
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
Additional Information:© 1994 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). The author gratefully acknowledges P.O. Henk, 0. Tønnesen, Anders Petersen and Lairs Hofmann all at the Technical University of Denmark, for innumerable inspiring discussions. I would like to thank Sandra Gilmour at the California Institute of Technology for the development and synthesis of nonlinear dyes, and Grant Bourhill at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for great collaboration on the thin film work and the theoretical calculations. This research project is supported by the Danish Technical Research Council, and the Danish Research Academy.
Funding AgencyGrant Number
Danish Technical Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Danish Research AcademyUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Electrooptic polymer, nonlinear optical dye, epoxy, fiber optic sensor, high voltage, Disperse Red 1.
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:2285
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20170913-115546961
Persistent URL:
Official Citation:Jorgen Skindhoj, Joseph W. Perry, Seth R. Marder, "Development of electro-optic polymers for high-voltage instrument transformers", Proc. SPIE 2285, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII, (1994/09/23);
Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:81416
Deposited By: Ruth Sustaita
Deposited On:14 Sep 2017 18:14
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 18:42

Repository Staff Only: item control page