1 December 1990 Electro-optic and nonlinear optical polymers and devices
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Abstract
Early work at Hoechst Celanese1 demonstrated that methacrylate polymers with mesogenic side chains could be made with reasonably large electro-optic activity. The mesogenic side chains are polar so that a non-centrosymmetric structure can be obtained by heating a film near its Tg in a strong d.c. electric field and thus orienting the side chains. In Figure 1, the general structure of methacrylate based electro-optic polymers using polar nitro-stilbene chromophores is shown.
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Harris A. Goldberg, Anthony J. East, Robert E. Johnson, Garo Khanarian, Robert A. Norwood, Michael J. Sansone, I. Kalnin, David R. Haas, R. Keosian, "Electro-optic and nonlinear optical polymers and devices", Proc. SPIE 1337, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22960; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.22960
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Polymers

Electro optics

Liquid crystals

Organic materials

Waveguides

Composites

Chromophores

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