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Nanoscale tailoring of dendrimers and polymers for photonic and optoelectronic applications
Author(s): Alex K.-Y. Jen; Jingdong Luo; Hong Ma; Sen Liu; Lu Liu; Marnie Haller; Takafumi Sassa; Seok Ho Kang; Larry Raymond Dalton
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Paper Abstract

Recent development of dendron-containing NLO chromophores and polymers is summarized. By modifying the chromophore shape or applying the site isolation principle to these materials, we have systematically build up our understanding of how to molecular engineer the NLO materials. In this process, we have introduced the dentritic structures to these materials, varied from 3-D shaped dendritic chromophore, to fully-functionalized dendrimers with the center cores of NLO chromophores and crosslinkable periphery, and to side-chain dendronized NLO polymers. Compared to the conventional designed organic NLO materials, these nanoscale tailored NLO chromophores and macromolecules provide great opportunities for the simultaneous optimization of macroscopic electro-optic activity, thermal stability, and optical loss.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4798, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials II, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452122
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Alex K.-Y. Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jingdong Luo, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Hong Ma, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Sen Liu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Lu Liu, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Marnie Haller, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Takafumi Sassa, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Seok Ho Kang, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4798:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials II
Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk, Editor(s)

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