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Development of highly active, thermally stable chromophores and polymers for electro-optic applications
Author(s): Alex K.Y. Jen; Varanasi Pushkara Rao; K. J. Drost; Yongming Cai; Robert M. Mininni; John T. Kenney; Edward S. Binkley; Larry Raymond Dalton
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Paper Abstract

We have developed two classes of highly efficient and thermally stable nonlinear optical chromophores using fused-thiophene and bithiophene as conjugating units. Experimental studies indicate that the use of fused-thiophene or bithiophene as a (pi) conjugating bridge provides an excellent tradeoff between nonlinearity and thermal stability. In addition to the chromophore developments, we have employed new synthetic methodologies to obtain thermally stable poled polyimides.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2285, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187500
Show Author Affiliations
Alex K.Y. Jen, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
Varanasi Pushkara Rao, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
K. J. Drost, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
Yongming Cai, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Robert M. Mininni, EniChem America Inc. (United States)
John T. Kenney, ROI Technologies (United States)
Edward S. Binkley, ROI Technologies (United States)
Larry Raymond Dalton, Univ. of Southern California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2285:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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