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Growth of thin films of organic nonlinear optical materials by vapor growth processes: an overview and examination of shortfalls
Author(s): Donald O. Frazier; Benjamin G. Penn; William K. Witherow; Mark Steven Paley
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Paper Abstract

Some of the key work on the growth of second- and third-order nonlinear optical (NLO) organic thin film by vapor deposition is reviewed. The experimental methods used to grow thin films of p-chlorophenylurea, diacetylenes, and phthalocyanines and the characteristics of the resulting films are also reported. Moreover, shortfalls in the growth of films from the vapor and two suggestions that may advance this field of study are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1557, Crystal Growth in Space and Related Optical Diagnostics, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49587
Show Author Affiliations
Donald O. Frazier, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Benjamin G. Penn, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William K. Witherow, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mark Steven Paley, Universities Space Research Association (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1557:
Crystal Growth in Space and Related Optical Diagnostics
James D. Trolinger; Ravindra B. Lal, Editor(s)

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