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Synthesis, characterization, and processing of organic nonlinear optical polymers
Author(s): Mark A. Druy; Paul J. Glatkowski
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Paper Abstract

Nonlinear optics (NLO) is increasingly important for a variety of military and commercial needs ranging from new types of laser weapons to fiber optic communications networks, to optical computing applications. Rapid advances in optical phase conjugation, optical switching, and logic have demonstrated the enormous potential for practical applications with concurrent fast-paced materials development. The research has established that polyimides potentially have the excellent intrinsic properties and tailorability to meet the requirements of a wide range of nonlinear optical devices. The research described in this manuscript is a multidisciplinary effort to target key applications and material and processing requirements for these polymers. It discusses the synthesis, characterization, and processing of the nonlinear optical properties of polyimides which have been tailored for nonlinear optical activity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1409, Nonlinear Optics II, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43579
Show Author Affiliations
Mark A. Druy, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)
Paul J. Glatkowski, Foster-Miller, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1409:
Nonlinear Optics II
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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