Cationic Polyelectrolyte for Anionic Cyanines : An Efficient Way To Translate Molecular Properties into Material Properties

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

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Author(s)

  • Zhong'an Li
  • Akbar A. Syed
  • Peng Zhao
  • Jeffrey C. Yang
  • Rajesh Sharma
  • Trenton R. Ensley
  • Jonathan D. Matichak
  • Iryna Davydenko
  • Sei-Hum Jang
  • David J. Hagan
  • Seth R. Marder
  • Eric W. Van Stryland

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17331−17336
Journal / PublicationJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume141
Issue number43
Online published1 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2019

Abstract

In this work, a new phosphonium-containing cationic polyelectrolyte (PE1) has been rationally designed and developed via a facile click-chemistry type postfunctionalization, which can form complexes with highly polarizable anionic cyanines to significantly reduce the strong and random cyanine-cyanine interactions (i.e., aggregation) in the solid-state. This material design strategy enables an efficient translation of the favorable molecular properties of cyanines into macroscopic material properties. One of such complexes exhibits a very large third-order susceptibility over 10-10 esu with low nonlinear optical loss suitable for all optical signal processing.

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Cationic Polyelectrolyte for Anionic Cyanines : An Efficient Way To Translate Molecular Properties into Material Properties. / Li, Zhong'an; Syed, Akbar A.; Zhao, Peng; Yang, Jeffrey C.; Sharma, Rajesh; Ensley, Trenton R.; Matichak, Jonathan D.; Davydenko, Iryna; Jang, Sei-Hum; Hagan, David J.; Marder, Seth R.; Van Stryland, Eric W.; Jen, Alex K.-Y.

In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 141, No. 43, 30.10.2019, p. 17331−17336.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal