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Title: Multi-scale theory-assisted nano-engineering of plasmonic-organic hybrid electro-optic device performance

Abstract

Multi-scale (correlated quantum and statistical mechanics) modeling methods have been advanced and employed to guide the improvement of organic electro-optic (OEO) materials, including by analyzing electric field poling induced electro-optic activity in nanoscopic plasmonic-organic hybrid (POH) waveguide devices. The analysis of in-device electro-optic activity emphasizes the importance of considering both the details of intermolecular interactions within organic electro-optic materials and interactions at interfaces between OEO materials and device architectures. Dramatic improvement in electro-optic device performance--including voltage-length performance, bandwidth, energy efficiency, and lower optical losses have been realized. These improvements are critical to applications in telecommunications, computing, sensor technology, and metrology. Multi-scale modeling methods illustrate the complexity of improving the electro-optic activity of organic materials, including the necessity of considering the trade-off between improving poling-induced acentric order through chromophore modification and the reduction of chromophore number density associated with such modification. Computational simulations also emphasize the importance of developing chromophore modifications that serve multiple purposes including matrix hardening for enhanced thermal and photochemical stability, control of matrix dimensionality, influence on material viscoelasticity, improvement of chromophore molecular hyperpolarizability, control of material dielectric permittivity and index of refraction properties, and control of material conductance. Consideration of new device architectures is critical to themore » implementation of chipscale integration of electronics and photonics and achieving the high bandwidths for applications such as next generation (e.g., 5G) telecommunications.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UT-Battelle LLC/ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN (Unted States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1567495
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
ORGANIC PHOTONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES XX
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10529; Conference: Proceedings Volume 10529, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XX; 105290K (2018), San Francisco, California, USA, 27 January-1 February 2018.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Engineering; Optics; Physics

Citation Formats

Dalton, Larry R., Josten, Arne, Ayata, Masafumi, Koch, Ueli, Leuthold, Juerg, Salamin, Yannick, Elder, Delwin L., Johnson, Lewis E., Tillack, Andreas F., Robinson, Bruce H., Haffner, Christian, Heni, Wolfgang, Hoessbacher, Claudia B., Fedoryshyn, Yuriy, Baeuerle, Benedikt, Tabor, Christopher E., Kajzar, François, Kaino, Toshikuni, and Koike, Yasuhiro. Multi-scale theory-assisted nano-engineering of plasmonic-organic hybrid electro-optic device performance. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1117/12.2295449.
Dalton, Larry R., Josten, Arne, Ayata, Masafumi, Koch, Ueli, Leuthold, Juerg, Salamin, Yannick, Elder, Delwin L., Johnson, Lewis E., Tillack, Andreas F., Robinson, Bruce H., Haffner, Christian, Heni, Wolfgang, Hoessbacher, Claudia B., Fedoryshyn, Yuriy, Baeuerle, Benedikt, Tabor, Christopher E., Kajzar, François, Kaino, Toshikuni, & Koike, Yasuhiro. Multi-scale theory-assisted nano-engineering of plasmonic-organic hybrid electro-optic device performance. United States. doi:10.1117/12.2295449.
Dalton, Larry R., Josten, Arne, Ayata, Masafumi, Koch, Ueli, Leuthold, Juerg, Salamin, Yannick, Elder, Delwin L., Johnson, Lewis E., Tillack, Andreas F., Robinson, Bruce H., Haffner, Christian, Heni, Wolfgang, Hoessbacher, Claudia B., Fedoryshyn, Yuriy, Baeuerle, Benedikt, Tabor, Christopher E., Kajzar, François, Kaino, Toshikuni, and Koike, Yasuhiro. Wed . "Multi-scale theory-assisted nano-engineering of plasmonic-organic hybrid electro-optic device performance". United States. doi:10.1117/12.2295449.
@article{osti_1567495,
title = {Multi-scale theory-assisted nano-engineering of plasmonic-organic hybrid electro-optic device performance},
author = {Dalton, Larry R. and Josten, Arne and Ayata, Masafumi and Koch, Ueli and Leuthold, Juerg and Salamin, Yannick and Elder, Delwin L. and Johnson, Lewis E. and Tillack, Andreas F. and Robinson, Bruce H. and Haffner, Christian and Heni, Wolfgang and Hoessbacher, Claudia B. and Fedoryshyn, Yuriy and Baeuerle, Benedikt and Tabor, Christopher E. and Kajzar, François and Kaino, Toshikuni and Koike, Yasuhiro},
abstractNote = {Multi-scale (correlated quantum and statistical mechanics) modeling methods have been advanced and employed to guide the improvement of organic electro-optic (OEO) materials, including by analyzing electric field poling induced electro-optic activity in nanoscopic plasmonic-organic hybrid (POH) waveguide devices. The analysis of in-device electro-optic activity emphasizes the importance of considering both the details of intermolecular interactions within organic electro-optic materials and interactions at interfaces between OEO materials and device architectures. Dramatic improvement in electro-optic device performance--including voltage-length performance, bandwidth, energy efficiency, and lower optical losses have been realized. These improvements are critical to applications in telecommunications, computing, sensor technology, and metrology. Multi-scale modeling methods illustrate the complexity of improving the electro-optic activity of organic materials, including the necessity of considering the trade-off between improving poling-induced acentric order through chromophore modification and the reduction of chromophore number density associated with such modification. Computational simulations also emphasize the importance of developing chromophore modifications that serve multiple purposes including matrix hardening for enhanced thermal and photochemical stability, control of matrix dimensionality, influence on material viscoelasticity, improvement of chromophore molecular hyperpolarizability, control of material dielectric permittivity and index of refraction properties, and control of material conductance. Consideration of new device architectures is critical to the implementation of chipscale integration of electronics and photonics and achieving the high bandwidths for applications such as next generation (e.g., 5G) telecommunications.},
doi = {10.1117/12.2295449},
journal = {ORGANIC PHOTONIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES XX},
number = ,
volume = 10529,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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