The stability of Poled Nonlinear Optical Polymers

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  • Dr. Hong-Tai Man,

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    1. Hoechst Celanese Research Division, 86 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 (USA)
    • Hoechst Celanese Research Division, 86 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 (USA)
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    • Been with the Hoechst Celanese Research Division since 1987. He received his Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University in 1984. and a B.Sc. in physics in 1981 from Imperial College, University of London. He is currently a senior research physicist at Hoechst Celanese investigating the nonlinear optical properties of organic polymers for optical device applications.

  • Dr. Hyun N. Yoon

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    1. Hoechst Celanese Research Division, 86 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 (USA)
    • Hoechst Celanese Research Division, 86 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901 (USA)
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    • Received a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Seoul National University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in polymer science from Rutgers University in 1975. After two years as a post doc at McGill University he joined the then Celanese Research Company in 1977. He is currently a senior research associate at Hoechst Celanese and is responsible for materials research on nonlinear optical polymers. He is a member of the OSA, the APS, and the ACS.


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Abstract

The long-term thermal stability of poled polymers is of cruciial importance because the poled structure is inherently in a non-equiilibrium state and relaxation in the poled polymers results from thermal reorientation effects. A quantitative understanding of the relaxation behavior is therefore of great use in optimizing the design of new polymer systems. The major factors involved are explained, and various theoretical models are applied to some nonlinear optical polymers developed at Hoechst.

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