Polymers for integrated optical interconnects

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The recent discovery of electroluminescent polymers opens up, for the first time, the possibility of using optical interconnects for conventional silicon integrated circuits (ICs). If this capability can be realized, it will have a tremendous impact on the architecture and performance of complex computing and communication systems. The primary objective of this project was to understand the light-emission mechanism of electroluminescent polymers and to use this knowledge to make efficient light-emitting-polymer diodes (LEPDs). These devices are the critical missing ... continued below

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Laurich, B.; Campbell, I.; Smith, D.; Bishop, A.; Saxena, A.; Hagler, T. et al. March 1, 1996.

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This is the final report of a three-year, Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The recent discovery of electroluminescent polymers opens up, for the first time, the possibility of using optical interconnects for conventional silicon integrated circuits (ICs). If this capability can be realized, it will have a tremendous impact on the architecture and performance of complex computing and communication systems. The primary objective of this project was to understand the light-emission mechanism of electroluminescent polymers and to use this knowledge to make efficient light-emitting-polymer diodes (LEPDs). These devices are the critical missing element for a polymer-based integrated-optical interconnect technology. The authors studied and obtained experimental results in several areas including the energetic position of fundamental excitation, the degradation of the polymer caused by oxygen, and the luminescence efficiency of polymer and oligomers. Parallel to the experimental effort, theoretical calculations were performed on the microscopic scale and on the device scale.

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  • Other: DE96006146
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-752
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/206601 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 206601
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc667886

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Laurich, B.; Campbell, I.; Smith, D.; Bishop, A.; Saxena, A.; Hagler, T. et al. Polymers for integrated optical interconnects, report, March 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc667886/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.