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A novel approach to achieve higher order using pseudo-discotic chromophores in electro-optic materials and devices
Author(s): Nishant Bhatambrekar; Scott Hammond; Jessica Sinness; Olivier Clot; Harry Rommel; Antao Chen; Bruce Robinson; Alex K.-Y. Jen; Larry Dalton
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Paper Abstract

Organic materials have great potential for electro-optic devices. Achieving higher unidirectional ordering of chromophores is the main challenge in using organic materials in such devices. The prime reason for this decreased order is due to interchromophore interactions which lead to a decrease in the electro-optic coefficient, r33. A material consisting of a chromophore surrounded by dendrons and possessing an appropriate aspect ratio should facilitate the near Ferro-electric ordering as observed in the discotic liquid crystals. For that purpose, a prototype dendrimeric chromophore has been synthesized and will be used in Mach-Zehnder devices to achieve lower drive voltages.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2005
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5724, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices VII, (4 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.589734
Show Author Affiliations
Nishant Bhatambrekar, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Scott Hammond, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Jessica Sinness, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Olivier Clot, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Harry Rommel, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Antao Chen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Bruce Robinson, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Alex K.-Y. Jen, Univ. of Washington (United States)
Larry Dalton, Univ. of Washington (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5724:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices VII
James G. Grote; Toshikuni Kaino; Francois Kajzar, Editor(s)

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