Research in organic solid and polymer-based optoelectronic devices is driven by the physical flexibility, low cost, processability, and almost infinite spectrum of functional possibilities offered by organic materials. Many active components currently used in fiber-optic communication system reply on the use of inorganic semiconductors and mechanical means, which makes each of the components bulky, rigid and independent. Photonic on-chip integration is extremely difficult with current components and materials. Thus, there is a need for a new and emerging class of organic materials for use in a range of important optoelectronic components, which enables improvement and revolution in device performance, device miniaturization and on-chip integration.

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Conference SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, Opto-Canada 2002
Wang, Z.Y, Desjardins, P. (Pierre), Qi, Y. (Yinghua), Montgomery, J.G. (James G.), Wu, F. (Fang), & Lin, Q. (Quan). (2002). Emerging organic materials for telecommunications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (pp. 98–99). doi:10.1117/12.2283834