Accession Number:

ADA257111

Title:

Synthesis and Characterization of Dipolar Organic Molecules for Nonlinear Optical Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1991-1992

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-05-08

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The object of this investigation is to design, synthesize, and characterize novel organic materials for efficient second-harmonic generation. Second-harmonic generation is a nonlinear optical phenomenon that can be observed for a variety of inorganic and organic materials, some of which have been incorporated into electrical devices to perform various operations. While most devices at the present time utilize inorganic compounds, the search for highly efficient and easily processable materials has led to the investigation of various classes of organic compounds. In this project, the synthesis of three general classes of molecules was attempted a amphiphilix azo dyes, b polymeric p-dialkyaminoarylamines, and cpolypyridinevinylene. These molecules appear to possess the electronic and structural properties necessary for efficient second-harmonic generation. chemistry, organic, nonlinear optics.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE