Accession Number : ADA309840

Title :   New Mechanisms and New Materials for Organic Optical Nonlinearity.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 93-29 Feb 96,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON

Personal Author(s) : Peyghambarian, N. ; Mazumdar, S. ; Armstrong, N.

PDF Url : ADA309840

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This program has been extremely successful with over 50 publications and presentations (see the enclosed publication list). During this period, we had two publications in Nature, two in Physical Review Letters, and the remaining publications in other reputed journals. Both Nature and the American Chemical Society decided to have a news release on our photorefractive results. Not only did we obtain the most efficient photorefractive polymer to date, but we also demonstrated and reported the first observation of-excitonic strings in an organic crystal. The following is a summary of our achievements.

Descriptors :   *OPTICAL MATERIALS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, ELECTROOPTICS, POLYMERS, REFRACTIVE INDEX, CRYSTALS, FOUR WAVE MIXING, HOLOGRAPHY, MATCHED FILTERS, PHOTOREFRACTIVE MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE