Accession Number : ADA315856
Title : Conjugated Polymers with Degenerate Ground State: The Route to High Performance NLO Response.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 93-28 Feb 96,
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA INST FOR POLYMERS AND ORGANIC SOLIDS
Personal Author(s) : Heeger, Alan J.
PDF Url : ADA315856
Report Date : 18 JUL 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : This program of scientific research focused on the nonlinear optical properties of conjugated polymers with particular emphasis on Conjugated Polymers with Degenerate Ground State: The Route to High Performance NLO Response. During the final year there was a shift in emphasis toward the use of Photoinduced Electron Transfer in Conducting Polymer - Fullerene Composites as a Route to High Performance NLO Materials. There was excellent progress toward each of the three program goals: The use of conjugated polymers with degenerate ground state as a route to high performance third order NLO, the development of a prototype optical correlators and the demonstration of optical computing (based on the following two classes of materials: conjugated polymers with degenerate ground state and photorefractive materials), and the development of photoinduced optical limiters based on conducting polymer - fullerene composites.
Descriptors : *POLYMERS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *GROUND STATE, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, PROTOTYPES, FULLERENES, OPTICAL CORRELATORS, ELECTRON TRANSFER, OPTICAL PROCESSING, PHOTOREFRACTIVE MATERIALS.
Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
Laminates and Composite Materials
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE