Accession Number:

ADA261332

Title:

Development of Organic Nonlinear Optical Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 1989-30 Oct 1992,

Corporate Author:

HCC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO INC SUMMIT NJ

Report Date:

1992-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

167.0

Abstract:

The design of organic Polymers as active mediums for nonlinear optics has attracted much attention because their nature of versatility in synthetic chemistry and in fabrication. A series of new side chain polymers were synthesized and characterized for the second and third order NLO applications. Linear copolymers containing maleic anhydride as an active functional group on the main chain were prepared in this work. The maleic anhydride group reacts, by ring opening esterification with an appropriate alcohol containing an NLO functionality. These copolymers were also found to be suitable for branching or crosslinking reactions with alpha, omega-diols. A series of substituted silicon and aluminum phthalocyanines has been synthesized to study their third order nonlinear responses. A nitroamino substituted aluminum phthalocyanine has been made along with mixtures of benzo substituted silicon phthalocyanines. A synthetic route has been investigated to directly give donor acceptor phthalocyanines. To increase mechanical property of phthalocyanine compounds, copolymers with MMA have been synthesized and characterized. All of the copolymers show excellent film forming characteristics.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE