Inorganic-organic hybrid materials for photonics

M. Lal, M. Joshi, D. N. Kumar, C. S. Friend, J. Winiarz, Teddy Asefa, K. Kim, P. N. Prasad

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Molecular materials comprised of inorganic:organic composites are of considerable interest in photonics, optoelectronics and biophotonics. We report broad band lasing and tunable filters in sol-gel processed poly (p-phenylene vinylene) PPV: Silica composites. Optical power limiting in near IR wavelength region is also reported in dye doped PPV: silica multiphasic nanocomposites. For making hybrid inorganic: organic composites the reverse micelle mediated synthesis technique has been exploited to synthesize dye encapsulated metal oxide particles, thiocresol capped CdS clusters, CuI and AgI nanoparticles. These particles were dispersed in polymeric matrix for applications in photoconductivity and photorefractive measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
EditorsR.M. Laine, C. Sanchez, C.J. Brinker, E. Ciannelis
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 13 1998Apr 17 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Symposium
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Lal, M., Joshi, M., Kumar, D. N., Friend, C. S., Winiarz, J., Asefa, T., ... Prasad, P. N. (1998). Inorganic-organic hybrid materials for photonics. In R. M. Laine, C. Sanchez, C. J. Brinker, & E. Ciannelis (Eds.), Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings (Vol. 519, pp. 217-225). MRS.