Accession Number : ADA329778

Title :   Knowledge Base for the Design, Synthesis, and Processing of Maximum Performance NLO Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 94-30 Apr 97,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Personal Author(s) : Marks, T. J. ; Wong, G. K.

PDF Url : ADA329778

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This project consists of a collaborative synthetic, processing, physical characterization, and theoretical program aimed at the rational design, construction, evaluation, and fundamental understanding of new types of maximum-performance molecule/polymer-based materials exhibiting high second-order (x(2)) optical nonlinearities. Areas of emphasis include poled chromophore-functionalized glassy polymers, poled chromophore-embedded crosslinkable matrices, chromophoric self-assembled superlattices, the theoretical design and analysis of novel chromophores and chromophore environments, theoretical studies of poling dynamics, studies of optical damage phenomena, and fabrication of new types of NLO waveguides. Each research component of this highly interactive effort builds upon work already in progress as well as upon strong on-going collaborations in laser optics and quantum theory.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *OPTICAL MATERIALS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, DAMAGE, CHROMOPHORES, SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION, PROCESSING, QUANTUM THEORY, THEORY, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), WAVEGUIDES, OPTICAL PHENOMENA, LASER MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE