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Synthetic approaches for novel optoelectronic organic and polymeric materials
Author(s): Bruce A. Reinhardt; Ramamurthi Kannan; Ann G. Dillard
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Paper Abstract

Current properties requirements indicate that for second-order guest host polymeric materials to be both useful in an engineering sense and cost effective they must possess much greater thermal stability. This increased thermal stability is required to maintain both molecular alignment and intrinsic second-order nonlinearity during device fabrication and interface with current state-of-the-art microelectronic systems. In this presentation a new molecular design and synthetic strategy is presented to produce second-order chromophores with much higher thermal stability. Preliminary results of electric field induced second harmonic generation (EFISH) experiments on these compounds are revealed and a discussion of the use of these new molecules as second-order materials is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1853, Organic and Biological Optoelectronics, (27 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144074
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce A. Reinhardt, Air Force Wright Lab. (United States)
Ramamurthi Kannan, Systran Corp. (United States)
Ann G. Dillard, Univ. of Dayton Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1853:
Organic and Biological Optoelectronics
Peter M. Rentzepis, Editor(s)

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