Special Issue "Polymers for Optical Applications"

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A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. William H. Steier
Department of Electrical Engineering - Electrophysics, University of Southern California, 920 W. 37th Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90089, USA
Website: http://ee.usc.edu/faculty_staff/faculty_directory/steier.htm
E-Mail: steier@usc.edu
Phone: +1 213 740 4415
Fax: +1 213 740 8684
Interests: electro-optic polymers; high bandwidth polymer optical modulators; polymer waveguides; resonant polymer and lithium niobate photonic devices; optical sensors; non-linear optical effects and devices in polymers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This special issue will focus on the current state-of-the-art in the applications of polymers in optics and photonics. Polymers have now become widespread in their applications in optics, electro-optics, and photonics and this issue will serve to summarize the field and describe the latest research results. Papers are sought which discuss the latest research in this area and/or review the state of the research in selected areas. Special emphasis will be give to applications in integrated and fiber optics. Papers are sought on research results in conventional optical components, polymer lasers, integrated optics including waveguide fabrication and measurements, single or multimode plastic optical fiber, electro-optic and nonlinear optical polymers including polymer synthesis, modulators and switches and NLO devices, thermo-optical devices, optically based sensors, and the long term stability of polymer photonic devices and components. The hybrid applications of polymers in optics which show the combination of polymer integrated optics with high speed electronics and/or other optical materials such as semi-conductors and crystalline materials are also sought. Low cost fabrication of large area polymer integrated circuits by molding or embossing show great promise and papers which discuss these approaches and give current research results and show of the possibilities for low cost manufacture will be considered.

Prof. Dr. William H. Steier
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • electro-optic polymer materials and devices
  • polymer waveguides
  • polymer integrated optics
  • plastic optical fiber
  • polymer thermo-optics
  • polymer optical components
  • polymer optical sensors
  • polymer lasers

Published Papers (12 papers)

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Polymers 2011, 3(4), 2039-2052; doi:10.3390/polym3042039
Received: 11 October 2011; in revised form: 11 November 2011 / Accepted: 17 November 2011 / Published: 29 November 2011
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by , ,  and
Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1794-1804; doi:10.3390/polym3041794
Received: 28 July 2011; in revised form: 28 September 2011 / Accepted: 12 October 2011 / Published: 13 October 2011
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by
Polymers 2011, 3(4), 1591-1599; doi:10.3390/polym3041591
Received: 20 August 2011; Accepted: 20 September 2011 / Published: 26 September 2011
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by  and
Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1554-1564; doi:10.3390/polym3031554
Received: 1 August 2011; in revised form: 31 August 2011 / Accepted: 13 September 2011 / Published: 19 September 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1325-1351; doi:10.3390/polym3031325
Received: 15 July 2011; in revised form: 2 August 2011 / Accepted: 16 August 2011 / Published: 19 August 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1297-1309; doi:10.3390/polym3031297
Received: 1 July 2011; Accepted: 16 August 2011 / Published: 18 August 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1310-1324; doi:10.3390/polym3031310
Received: 15 July 2011; in revised form: 12 August 2011 / Accepted: 16 August 2011 / Published: 18 August 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1162-1180; doi:10.3390/polym3031162
Received: 16 June 2011; in revised form: 12 July 2011 / Accepted: 22 July 2011 / Published: 25 July 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 1006-1028; doi:10.3390/polym3031006
Received: 12 May 2011; in revised form: 15 June 2011 / Accepted: 27 June 2011 / Published: 29 June 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(3), 975-997; doi:10.3390/polym3030975
Received: 18 April 2011; in revised form: 8 June 2011 / Accepted: 22 June 2011 / Published: 24 June 2011
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by , ,  and
Polymers 2011, 3(2), 955-966; doi:10.3390/polym3020955
Received: 22 April 2011; in revised form: 1 June 2011 / Accepted: 9 June 2011 / Published: 14 June 2011
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Polymers 2011, 3(2), 886-898; doi:10.3390/polym3020886
Received: 15 April 2011; in revised form: 9 May 2011 / Accepted: 25 May 2011 / Published: 26 May 2011
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