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Electro-optic and nonlinear optical polymers and devices
Author(s): Harris A. Goldberg; Anthony J. East; Robert E. Johnson; Garo Khanarian; Robert A. Norwood; Michael J. Sansone; I. Kalnin; David R. Haas; R. Keosian
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Paper Abstract

Early work at Hoechst Celanese1 demonstrated that methacrylate polymers with mesogenic side chains could be made with reasonably large electro-optic activity. The mesogenic side chains are polar so that a non-centrosymmetric structure can be obtained by heating a film near its Tg in a strong d.c. electric field and thus orienting the side chains. In Figure 1, the general structure of methacrylate based electro-optic polymers using polar nitro-stilbene chromophores is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1337, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22960
Show Author Affiliations
Harris A. Goldberg, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
Anthony J. East, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
Robert E. Johnson, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
Garo Khanarian, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
Robert A. Norwood, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
Michael J. Sansone, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
I. Kalnin, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
David R. Haas, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)
R. Keosian, Hoechst-Celanese Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1337:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III
Garo Khanarian, Editor(s)

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