Accession Number : ADA266185


Title :   Rational Design, Construction, and Processing of High-Performance Nonlinear Optical Materials


Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Dec 1990-30 Nov 1992


Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL


Personal Author(s) : Marks, T J ; Wong, G K ; Ratner, M A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266185.pdf


Report Date : 14 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 17


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 (CHI(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. Nonlinear optical material, Polymer, Chromophore, Cross-linking, Self-assembly, Second harmonic generation.


Descriptors :   *OPTICAL MATERIALS , *NONLINEAR OPTICS , TEST AND EVALUATION , ENVIRONMENTS , DAMAGE , CHROMOPHORES , DYNAMICS , MOLECULES , SECOND HARMONIC GENERATION , GLASS , CONSTRUCTION , CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY) , LASERS , WAVEGUIDES , POLYMERS , PROCESSING , QUANTUM THEORY , THEORY , SUPERLATTICES , FABRICATION


Subject Categories : Organic Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Crystallography
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE