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Chromophoric self-assembled superlattices as a new class of thin-film second-order nonlinear optical materials
Author(s): D. Li; Tobin J. Marks; Chian-Fan Zhang; J. Yang; George K. Wong
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Paper Abstract

This contribution reports a new approach to the synthesis of thin-film secondorder nonlinear optical (NLO) materials in which self-assembled chromophorecontaining multilayer structures are built up in the repeating reaction sequence: I3Si(CH2)2C6H4CH21 (Cp) , 4- [N,N-bis(3-hydroxypropyl)aminojstyryl-4' -pyridine (Ch), Cl3SiOSiCl2OSiCl3 (Si) , polyvinylalcohol (PVA) . The resulting multilayer structures have been characterized by optical and XPS spectroscopy, advancing contact angle measurements, null ellipsometry, and NLO properties. The latter mepirements reveal multilayer superlaces with good structural uniformity and that = 2 x l0 esu at A = 1064 nfl' (Xzz 6 x l0 esu for a single CpCh monolayer of 22 A estimated thickness).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1337, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22961
Show Author Affiliations
D. Li, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Tobin J. Marks, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
Chian-Fan Zhang, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
J. Yang, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
George K. Wong, Northwestern Univ. (United States)


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

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