Nanoscale architectural control and macromolecular engineering of nonlinear optical dendrimers and polymers for electro-optics

Jingdong Luo, Marnie Haller, Hong Ma, Sen Liu, Tae Dong Kim, Yanqing Tian, Baoquan Chen, Sei Hum Jang, Larry R. Dalton, Alex K.Y. Jen

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Abstract

Recent progress in developing highly efficient nonlinear optical dendrimers and polymers for high-performance electro-optic (EO) devices has been reviewed. Our efforts are focused on using nanoscale architectural control to tailor the size, shape, conformation, and functionality of NLO chromophores and macromolecules and studying their effects on poling efficiency. The structures of these materials vary from a 3-D-shaped dendritic chromophore, multifunctional dendrimers with the center core connected to NLO chromophores and cross-linkable functional groups at the periphery, to side-chain-dendronized NLO polymers. All the poling results from these systems have shown dramatically enhanced EO properties (a factor of 2-3) compared to conventional NLO polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8523-8530
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry B
Volume108
Issue number25
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 24 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Luo, J., Haller, M., Ma, H., Liu, S., Kim, T. D., Tian, Y., Chen, B., Jang, S. H., Dalton, L. R., & Jen, A. K. Y. (2004). Nanoscale architectural control and macromolecular engineering of nonlinear optical dendrimers and polymers for electro-optics. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 108(25), 8523-8530. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp036714o