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Second-harmonic generation from new dyes in polymer films
Author(s): Geoffrey A. Lindsay; Ronald A. Henry; Rena Y. Yee; Andrew P. Chafin; Michael D. Seltzer; R. Hill; Andre Knoesen
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Paper Abstract

One might say this paper is about something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue -- finding chromophoric brides to be wed to polymeric husbands. Several dyes have been synthesized that are red, magenta, or blue in color and have large ground-state dipole moments. Dyes synthesized in our laboratory were characterized by differential scanning calorimetry and UV-VIS spectroscopy. First molecular hyperpolarizabilities ((beta) o) of the dyes were calculated using MOPAC (V6). Some of the dyes were dissolved in poly(methyl methacrylate), corona poled above the glass transition temperature, and cooled to room temperature to freeze in the polar order. Second-order nonlinear optical properties of these guest-host films were compared by optical frequency doubling measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2143, Organic, Metallo-Organic, and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications, (15 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.173837
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Geoffrey A. Lindsay, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Ronald A. Henry, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Rena Y. Yee, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Andrew P. Chafin, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Michael D. Seltzer, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
R. Hill, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Andre Knoesen, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2143:
Organic, Metallo-Organic, and Polymeric Materials for Nonlinear Optical Applications
Seth R. Marder; Joseph W. Perry, Editor(s)

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