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Linear and nonlinear optical properties of polymeric Langmuir-Blodgett films
Author(s): Thomas L. Penner; Craig S. Willand; Douglas R. Robello; Jay S. Schildkraut; Abraham Ulman
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Paper Abstract

We have prepared Langmuir-Blodgett monolayer and multilayer films of a polymeric amphiphile with a side chain containing a chromophore of high molecular hyperpolarizability for second order nonlinear optics. Using optical techniques including polarized transmission and attenuated total reflectance spectroscopies, second harmonic generation, and ellipsometry, we have characterized the orientational order of the chromophore and other polymer groups in the films. The high degree of chromophoric order seen in these films indicates that such polymers are good candidates as materials to fabricate Langmuir-Blodgett films for nonlinear optical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1436, Photochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45123
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Thomas L. Penner, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Craig S. Willand, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Douglas R. Robello, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Jay S. Schildkraut, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Abraham Ulman, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1436:
Photochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films
Marcus F. Lawrence; Arthur Jesse Frank; S. Ramasesha; Carl C. Wamser, Editor(s)

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