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Synthesis and characterization of maleic anhydride derived crosslinkable polymers for nonlinear optical applications
Author(s): Sam-Shajing Sun; Shahin Maaref; Enver Alam; Janelle Saulter; Sheron Wyatt; Yiqing Wang; Messaoud Bahoura; Carl E. Bonner
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Paper Abstract

The synthesis and characterization of maleate type crosslinkable nonlinear optical (NLO) polymers derived form maleic anhydride and fumaryl chloride is described. Preliminary results demonstrated this is a convenient, inexpensive, and versatile method of fabricating crosslinked NLO polymer thin films. These maleate type polyesters containing NLO chromophores such as Disperse Red 19 are capable of crosslinking to form a hardened lattice under thermal or high-energy radiation conditions. Crosslinking is a critical nano-scale technique for second order nonlinear optical as well as other potential photonic applications where molecular orientations need to be aligned and be stabilized against molecular thermal motions. Photolithographic techniques may be readily employed in this system to fabricate patterned polymer waveguide.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 November 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4106, Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics, (29 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.408504
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Sam-Shajing Sun, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Shahin Maaref, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Enver Alam, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Janelle Saulter, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Sheron Wyatt, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Yiqing Wang, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Messaoud Bahoura, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)
Carl E. Bonner, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4106:
Linear, Nonlinear, and Power-Limiting Organics
Manfred Eich; Christopher M. Lawson; Mark G. Kuzyk; Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk; Christopher M. Lawson; Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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