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Unexpected second-order nonlinear optical effects in conjugated polymers
Author(s): Inge Asselberghs; Koen Clays; Thierry Verbiest; Guy Koeckelberghs
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Paper Abstract

Conjugated polymers do not only attract great attention due to their suitability in organic transistors, light emitting diodes and solar cells, moreover, they posses unexpected record-high second-order nonlinear optical responses. Nonlinear optical polymers have been reported as attractive materials for space applications such as electro-optic modulation and optical power limiting. In this work, we report on a new approach for increased second-order nonlinear properties demonstrated in a series of poly(thiophene) derivatives and poly(phenanthrene)s.

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Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8164, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments V, 81640K (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894422
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Inge Asselberghs, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Koen Clays, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Thierry Verbiest, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Guy Koeckelberghs, Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8164:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments V
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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