Electro-optic (E-O) molecular glasses

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-31
Journal / PublicationChemistry - An Asian Journal
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This Focus Review describes molecular glasses as a new class of materials for nonlinear optical (NLO) applications, especially for electro-optic (E-O) devices. Examples of E-O molecular glasses are reviewed with a focus on the molecular design of NLO chromophores and solid-state engineering of molecular glasses. Molecular glasses based on dendrimers of multiple chromophores, molecular glass blends of chromophores, and molecular glasses based on reversible self-assembly of chromophores are introduced as promising architectures to prepare morphologically stable molecular glasses with large E-O activities and improved material properties for device applications. Future directions to fully exploit the potential of molecular glasses for NLO materials are presented. © 2009 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Research Area(s)

  • Amorphous materials, Chromophores, Molecular glasses, Nonlinear optics, Self-assembly

Citation Format(s)

Electro-optic (E-O) molecular glasses. / Jang, Sei-Hum; Jen, Alex K.-Y.

In: Chemistry - An Asian Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, 05.01.2009, p. 20-31.

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