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Novel second-order nonlinear optical polyimides
Author(s): Dong Yu; Alireza Gharavi; Luping Yu
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Paper Abstract

A general approach to the synthesis of second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) polymides exhibiting high thermal stability has been developed. Several selected NLO chromophores have been incorporated into the polyimide backbone. Detailed physical studies showed that these polymers are very promising for practical applications. Three of these polyimides are soluble in common orgainc solvents, offering the ease of processing. High glass temperatures, around 230 degrees C, ensured a long term NLO stability at elevated temperatures, such as 150 degrees C. Low optical loss was observed for those soluble polymers. The synthetic approach is also versatile and will allow the syntheses of many other functional polymers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 October 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2527, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VIII, (5 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.222783
Show Author Affiliations
Dong Yu, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Alireza Gharavi, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Luping Yu, Univ. of Chicago (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2527:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VIII
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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