1 December 1991 New syndioregic main-chain, nonlinear optical polymers, and their ellipsometric characterization
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Abstract
New nonlinear optical polymers (NLOP) having potential utility in waveguides for the modulation and switching of optical signals are reported. A new class of chromophoric polymers which assume a folded, polar conformation of the backbone have been prepared. The polymers have a syndioregic arrangement of chromophores within the backbone (i.e., a head-to-head, tail-to-tail configuration). Polymers were synthesized by the polymerization of difunctional, precoupled pairs of chromophores and difunctional, bridging groups. Glassy, noncentrosymmetric films were prepared by electric field poling and by Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) deposition. Characterization of multilayer LB films by null ellipsometry to determine the anisotropic refractive parameters was performed at different angles of incidence and at a wavelength of 1.0 (mu).
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Geoffrey A. Lindsay, Soe-Mie F. Nee, James M. Hoover, John D. Stenger-Smith, Ronald A. Henry, R. F. Kubin, Michael D. Seltzer, "New syndioregic main-chain, nonlinear optical polymers, and their ellipsometric characterization", Proc. SPIE 1560, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50742; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.50742
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