Approaches to the construction of intrinsically acentric chromophoric NLO materials: chemical elaboration and resultant properties of self-assembled multilayer structures (Invited Paper)

D. S. Allan, F. Kubota, Tobin J Marks, T. J. Zhang, W. P. Lin, George K. Wong

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Abstract

This contribution reports on the chemical generality of processes employed to construct self- assembled chromophoric multilayer materials with high second-order optical nonlinearities. These robust materials can be assembled on a variety of amorphous and single crystal substrates. Furthermore, there is significant breadth in the scope of coupling layer reagents and chromophore precursors that can be employed. These elaborations lead to enhancements in multilayer construction efficiency as does the use of in situ SHG measurements to directly monitor the assembly process. The chromophoric layers undergo facile ion exchange and the chromophore `capping' step in the construction process has been streamlined. Although these multilayer assemblies are chemically rather inert, they can be etched with HF solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsKenneth D. Singer
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages362-369
Number of pages8
Volume1560
ISBN (Print)0819406880
Publication statusPublished - 1991
EventNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 24 1991Jul 26 1991

Other

OtherNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV
CitySan Diego, CA, USA
Period7/24/917/26/91

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Allan, D. S., Kubota, F., Marks, T. J., Zhang, T. J., Lin, W. P., & Wong, G. K. (1991). Approaches to the construction of intrinsically acentric chromophoric NLO materials: chemical elaboration and resultant properties of self-assembled multilayer structures (Invited Paper). In K. D. Singer (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1560, pp. 362-369). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.