We are indebted to the Venture Research Unit (BP) for generous financial support, the Iraqi Government and DRA (Fort Halstead) for studentships (N.E.A., M.K., and L.T.).
Novel colorless composite materials for nonlinear optics†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1993 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 5, Issue 5, pages 364–367, May 1993
How to Cite
Aakeröy, C. B., Azoz, N. E., Kadim, M., Seddon, K. R. and Trowbridge, L. (1993), Novel colorless composite materials for nonlinear optics. Adv. Mater., 5: 364–367. doi: 10.1002/adma.19930050506
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 18 FEB 1993
- Manuscript Received: 6 MAR 1992
Colorless SHG-active composite materials could have great potential in nonlinear optics applications, for example in optoelectronic devices. The composite materials are produced using a novel solution-based process, followed by poling through solvent evaporation along a thermal gradient, enabling the variation of the guests and hosts in order to tune the properties of the materials. The new method provides a versatile alternative to the thermal gradient zone melting technique.