Accession Number : ADA255820


Title :   Symposium on Polymeric Materials for Photonic and Optical Applications Held in New York, NY on August 25-30, 1991


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun-31 Aug 1991


Corporate Author : AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Bjorklund, Gary C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a255820.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : A symposium on Polymeric Materials for Photonic and Optical Applications was held as part of the 4th Chemical Congress of North America and 202nd ACS National Meeting during August 25-30, 1991 in New York, N.Y. This symposium was sponsored by the ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry and the ACS division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Technology with the cooperation of the Optical Society of America. The symposium organizers were G. C. Bjorklund, G. Hadziioannou, J. Torkelson, and M.A. Winnik. The goal of the symposium was to cover in depth the chemistry, characterization, and device application of polymers for photonics and optics. The major objective was to bring together leading experts from around the world to elucidate the major scientific challenges and hurdles that must be overcome for photonic polymers to reach their full potential and find major device applications. The symposium consisted of a tutorial session, a poster session, and five oral sessions, extending over three full days. A total of 32 distinguished scientists presented invited papers. Of these, 21 were from North America, 9 from Europe, and 2 from Japan. In addition, 28 contributed papers were presented. Interactions among the attendees were quite good and the overall attendance was strong, with some of the sessions being held by more than 250 people.


Descriptors :   *POLYMERS , *OPTICAL MATERIALS , *POLYMERIC FILMS , *PHOTONICS , OPTICAL PROPERTIES , OPTICS , SYMPOSIA , ELECTROOPTICS , CHEMISTRY , DEPTH , NONLINEAR OPTICS , THIN FILMS , INTERACTIONS , CHEMICALS , MATERIALS


Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Plastics
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE