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Highly efficient and thermally stable organic/polymeric electro-optic materials by dendritic approach
Author(s): Alex K.Y. Jen; Hong Ma; Takafumi Sassa; Sen Liu; S. Suresh; Larry Raymond Dalton; Marnie Haller
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Paper Abstract

A series of dendron-modified nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophores and multiple chromophore-containing crosslinkable NLO dendrimers have been developed. The enhancement of poling efficiency (40%) in the dendritic NLO chromophore/polymer guest/host system was obtained due to the significant minimization of intermolecular electrostatic interactions among chromophores by the dendritic effect. Multiple NLO chromophore building blocks can be further placed into a dendrimer to construct precise molecular architecture with predetermined chemical composition. The site-isolation effect, through the encapsulation of NLO moieties by dendrons, can greatly enhance the performance of electro-optic (E-O) materials. A very large E-O coefficient (r33=60 pm/V at 1.55 micrometers ) and high temporal stability (85 degree(s)C for more than 1000 h) were achieved in a NLO dendrimer developed through the double-end functionalization of a 3D shape phenyl-tetracyanobutadienyl (Ph-TCBD)- containing NLO chromophore with thermally crosslinkable trifluorovinylether-containing dendrons.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4461, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials, (7 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449830
Show Author Affiliations
Alex K.Y. Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Hong Ma, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Takafumi Sassa, Univ. of Washington (Japan)
Sen Liu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
S. Suresh, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Marnie Haller, Univ. of Washington (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4461:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials
Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk, Editor(s)

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