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dc.contributor.authorAy, F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKocabas, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorKocabas, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAydinli, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAgan, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T10:24:48Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T10:24:48Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.issn0021-8979
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/24150
dc.description.abstractThe use of thin polymer films in optical planar integrated optical circuits is rapidly increasing. Much interest, therefore, has been devoted to characterizing the optical and mechanical properties of thin polymer films. This study focuses on measuring the elasto-optical properties of three different polymers; polystyrene, polymethyl-methacrylate, and benzocyclobutane. The out-of-plane elastic modulus, refractive index, film thickness, and birefringence of thin polymer films were determined by means of the prism coupling technique. The effect of the applied stress on the refractive index and birefringence of the films was investigated. Three-dimensional finite element method analysis was used so as to obtain the principal stresses for each polymer system, and combining them with the stress dependent refractive index measurements, the elasto-optic coefficients of the polymer films were determined. It was found that the applied stress in the out-of-plane direction of the thin films investigated leads to negative elasto-optic coefficients, as observed for all the three thin polymer films.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleJournal of Applied Physicsen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1812823en_US
dc.subjectAnisotropyen_US
dc.subjectAtomic force microscopyen_US
dc.subjectBirefringenceen_US
dc.subjectBrillouin scatteringen_US
dc.subjectEllipsometryen_US
dc.subjectEvaporationen_US
dc.subjectOptical waveguidesen_US
dc.subjectPolystyrenesen_US
dc.subjectPrismsen_US
dc.subjectRefractive indexen_US
dc.subjectThin filmsen_US
dc.subjectBenzocyclobutaneen_US
dc.subjectElasto-optical propertiesen_US
dc.subjectPolymer filmsen_US
dc.subjectPrism coupling techniqueen_US
dc.subjectOptoelectronic devicesen_US
dc.titlePrism coupling technique investigation of elasto-optical properties of thin polymer filmsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.citation.spage7147en_US
dc.citation.epage7153en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber96en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber12en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.1812823en_US
dc.publisherAmerican Institute of Physicsen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1089-7550


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