Accession Number : ADA262258


Title :   Enhanced Chromophore Polymeric NLO Materials


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1992


Corporate Author : ADTECH SYSTEMS RESEARCH INC DAYTON OH


Personal Author(s) : Soni, Som


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262258.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Nonlinear optical (NLO) materials are an important component of many prospective Air Force applications including optical signal processing (switches, modulators, and guided-wave devices), and new laser sources (optical parametric oscillators and harmonic generators). Considerable progress has been made in the synthesis of frequency doubling (second harmonic generation - SHG) NLO chromophores and of polymeric materials containing such chromophores. A number of these SHG-NLO materials show noteworthy promise in small-scale characterizations. Commercialization of any of them requires that significant quantities of the materials, of demonstrable purity and stability, be readily available on a routine basis to these researchers who determine processing conditions as well as device manufactures.


Descriptors :   *CHROMOPHORES , *OPTICAL MATERIALS , *NONLINEAR OPTICS , SIGNAL PROCESSING , FREQUENCY , OSCILLATORS , LASERS , FLUORINE , NITROBENZENES , HARMONIC GENERATORS , SWITCHES , MODULATORS , PURITY , SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION , POLYMERS , STABILITY , AIR FORCE , SYNTHESIS


Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE