A novel approach to achieve highly efficient nonlinear optical polymers from guest-host systems

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Author(s)

  • Tae-Dong Kim
  • Jae-Wook Kang
  • Baoquan Chen
  • Jae-Won Ka
  • Sei-Hum Jang
  • Neil Tucker
  • Zhengwei Shi
  • Marnie Haller
  • Steven Hau

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number593505
Pages (from-to)1-11
Journal / PublicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5935
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes

Conference

TitleLinear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials V
PlaceUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period2 - 4 August 2005

Abstract

A series of side-chain electrooptic (E-O) polymers have been prepared by Diels-Alder reaction in a solid state and characterized for their nonlinear optical properties. A synthesized chromophore were easily attached to a pendent anthracenyl moiety functionalized on the poly(methylmethacrylate-co- anthrylmethylmethacrylate) thermally in the bulk films during the poling process without compromising E-O performances. We have also controlled a chromophore concentration to determine its critical loading density at which chromophore in the polymer at the wavelength of 1.3 (μm. A high loading chromophore-chromophore electrostatic interaction occurs in the polymer matrix. The highest E-O coefficient was 110 pm/V for the 34 wt% of the doped density of chromophore was obtained without observing a severe phase separation in the polymer matrix by an AFM morphology study. This novel approach provides to demonstrate a strategy for developing highly efficient E-O materials with the full potential of a chromophore.

Research Area(s)

  • Chromophore loading density, Diels-Alder reaction, Electrooptic activity, Nonlinear optical polymer

Citation Format(s)

A novel approach to achieve highly efficient nonlinear optical polymers from guest-host systems. / Kim, Tae-Dong; Kang, Jae-Wook; Luo, Jingdong; Chen, Baoquan; Ka, Jae-Won; Jang, Sei-Hum; Tucker, Neil; Shi, Zhengwei; Haller, Marnie; Hau, Steven; Jen, Alex K.-Y.

In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 5935, 593505, 30.08.2005, p. 1-11.

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