A novel approach to achieve higher order using Pseudo-discotic chromophores in electro-optic materials and devices

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Author(s)

  • Nishant Bhatambrekar
  • Scott Hammond
  • Jessica Sinness
  • Olivier Clot
  • Harry Rommel
  • Antao Chen
  • Bruce Robinson
  • Larry Dalton

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number51
Pages (from-to)322-327
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5724
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Conference

TitleOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices VII
PlaceUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period24 - 26 January 2005

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, r 33. 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.

Research Area(s)

  • Chromophore, Electro-optic, Langevin, Mach-Zehnder, Monte Carlo

Citation Format(s)

A novel approach to achieve higher order using Pseudo-discotic chromophores in electro-optic materials and devices. / Bhatambrekar, Nishant; Hammond, Scott; Sinness, Jessica; Clot, Olivier; Rommel, Harry; Chen, Antao; Robinson, Bruce; Jen, Alex K.-Y.; Dalton, Larry.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5724, 51, 2005, p. 322-327.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journalNot applicable