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Novel perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymers containing isophorone-derived chromophore for electro-optic [EO] applications
Author(s): S. Suresh; Shengrong Chen; Chris M. Topping; John M. Ballato; Dennis W. Smith
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Paper Abstract

Perfluorocyclobutyl (PFCB) polymers and copolymers have a unique combination of properties well suited for optical applications such as high temperature stability, precisely controlled refractive index, low moisture absorption, excellent melt and solution processability, a variable thermo-optic coefficient, and low transmission loss at 1300 and 1550 nm. Electro-optical devices from polymers of ring locked polyene chromophores are attractive due to their thermal, mechanical, optical and dielectric properties. Polyene chromophores with highest hyperpolarizability are covalently attached to trifluorovinyl aryl ether containing moieties and copolymerized with other monomers. The resulting polymers display imrpoved thermal stability, solubility and good film forming capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 July 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4991, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V, (14 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.475445
Show Author Affiliations
S. Suresh, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Shengrong Chen, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Chris M. Topping, Clemson Univ. (United States)
John M. Ballato, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Dennis W. Smith, Clemson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4991:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices V
James G. Grote; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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