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Synthesis and characterization of ring-protected electro-optic chromophores
Author(s): Cheng Zhang; Lianjie Zhang; Jianyuan Sun; Logan Sanow
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Paper Abstract

Antiparallel interaction among dipolar chromophores is the dominant force in the solid state of conventional EO chromophores (long and flat). This interaction is responsible for the formation of acentric aggregates and prevents electro-optic coefficient from scaling with chromophore concentration. Antiparallel interaction can be selectively attenuated by attaching bulky groups to the middle part of chromophore. However, it is synthetically challenging to provide sufficient steric protection without causing severe reduction of chromophore concentration. In this paper, we will present the synthesis and characterization of atom-economic ring protection of chromophores against H-aggregation and show the effect of ring protection on optical properties of the chromophores in solution and film.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8827, Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures II, 88270W (10 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025682
Show Author Affiliations
Cheng Zhang, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Lianjie Zhang, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Jianyuan Sun, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Logan Sanow, South Dakota State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8827:
Optical Processes in Organic Materials and Nanostructures II
Manfred Eich; Jean-Michel Nunzi; Rachel Jakubiak, Editor(s)

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