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Polyimides with attached chromophores for improved performance in electro-optical devices
Author(s): Andrew J. Guenthner; Michael E. Wright; Stephen Fallis; Geoffrey A. Lindsay; Brian J. Petteys; Gregory R. Yandek; De-Yu Zang; Mohan Sanghadasa; Paul R. Ashley
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Paper Abstract

A method of chemical synthesis that allows for the facile attachment of a wide variety of chemical compounds, including highly active nonlinear optical chromophores, to polyimides has been developed recently at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division. The synthesis of these compounds is presented, along with a discussion of their relevant physical and chemical properties, alone and in comparison to equivalent guest/host materials. Examples of attached chromophores include the well-known Disperse Red 1, along with high-activity chromophores of more recent interest such as FTC and CLD. The synthesis of structures that contain both attached chromophores and chemical functionalities that enable thermal cross-linking of the polyimides is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2006
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6331, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials VI, 63310M (14 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.681414
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew J. Guenthner, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Michael E. Wright, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Stephen Fallis, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Geoffrey A. Lindsay, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Brian J. Petteys, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
Gregory R. Yandek, Naval Air Warfare Ctr. (United States)
De-Yu Zang, Ipitek, Inc. (United States)
Mohan Sanghadasa, AEgis Technologies Group (United States)
Paul R. Ashley, U. S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6331:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials VI
Robert A. Norwood, Editor(s)

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