Chapter 9. Hybrid Materials for Optical Applications

  1. Prof. Dr. Guido Kickelbick
  1. Luís António Dias Carlos1,
  2. R. A. Sá Ferreira1 and
  3. V. de Zea Bermudez2

Published Online: 19 FEB 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527610495.ch9

Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

How to Cite

Dias Carlos, L. A., Sá Ferreira, R. A. and de Zea Bermudez, V. (2006) Hybrid Materials for Optical Applications, in Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications (ed G. Kickelbick), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527610495.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Materialchemie, Getreidemarkt 9/165, 1060 Wien, Austria

Author Information

  1. 1

    Departamento de Física and CICECO, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

  2. 2

    Departamento de Química and CQ-VR, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 5001-911 Vila Real Codex, Portugal

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2007
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312993

Online ISBN: 9783527610495



  • hybrid materials;
  • optical applications;
  • synthesis strategy;
  • coatings;
  • light-emitting;
  • electro-optic purposes;
  • photochromic devices;
  • photovoltaic devices;
  • integrated optics;
  • nonlinear optics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Synthesis Strategy for Optical Applications

  • Hybrids for Coatings

  • Hybrids for Light-emitting and Electro-optic Purposes

    • Photoluminescence and Absorption

    • Electroluminescence

    • Quantifying Luminescence

      • Color Coordinates, Hue, Dominant Wavelength and Purity

      • Emission Quantum Yield and Radiance

    • Recombination Mechanisms and Nature of the Emitting Centers

    • Lanthanide-doped Hybrids

    • Solid-state Dye-lasers

  • Hybrids for Photochromic and Photovoltaic Devices

  • Hybrids for Integrated and Nonlinear Optics

    • Planar Waveguides and Direct Writing

    • Nonlinear Optics

  • Summary