Accession Number : ADA332823

Title :   AASERT94 Processing and Characterization Knowledge Base for Device-Compatible Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Polymers

Descriptive Note : Final rept

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

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

PDF Url : ADA332823

Report Date : 20 NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 21

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-baeed materials exhibiting high second-order x sup 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 dynamics1 studies of optical damage phenomena, and fabrication of new types of NLO waveguides.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *NONLINEAR OPTICS, CHROMOPHORES, SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION, WAVEGUIDES, GLASS, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY), ELECTRON MULTIPLIERS.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE