Accession Number:

ADA277514

Title:

Second-Order Nonlinear Optical Polymers: From Fundamentals to Applications

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Jun 1993-31 May 1994

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV LOWELL DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Report Date:

1994-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Successful development of materials for photonic applications requires an understanding of the nonlinear optical process, chemistry and processing of materials, and technologies for device fabrications. We are able to successfully use different chemistries to develop several types of crosslinked and networked systems. Significant progress in improving material properties has been accomplished. Promising results have been observed in several materials developed. A prototype frequency doubling device has been prepared second harmonic Cerenkov radiation emitting green and blue light have been observed. Relevant chemical modifications to fine-tune or enhance the desired properties will need to be iteratively performed to obtain optimized properties for practical applications. Polymeric materials, High speed EO modulation, Second-order nonlinearity, Optical losses.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE