Financial supports from the National Science Foundation (NSF-NIRT and NSF-STC) and the Air Force office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) under the MURI Center on Polymeric Smart Skins are acknowledged. Alex K.-Y. Jen thanks the Boeing-Johnson Foundation and Taedong Kim thanks the Center for Nanotechnology at the University of Washington for their support.
Highly Efficient and Thermally Stable Electro-optic Polymer from a Smartly Controlled Crosslinking Process†
Article first published online: 7 OCT 2003
Copyright © 2003 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 15, Issue 19, pages 1635–1638, October, 2003
How to Cite
Luo, J., Haller, M., Li, H., Kim, T.-D. and Jen, A.K.-Y. (2003), Highly Efficient and Thermally Stable Electro-optic Polymer from a Smartly Controlled Crosslinking Process. Adv. Mater., 15: 1635–1638. doi: 10.1002/adma.200305202
- Issue published online: 7 OCT 2003
- Article first published online: 7 OCT 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 JUL 2003
- Manuscript Received: 2 APR 2003
- Electro-optical properties;
- Nonlinear optical materials
A nonlinear optical polymer, which is thermoreversibly crosslinkable (see Figure), has been developed to overcome the nonlinearity–stability trade-off in poled polymers. High poling efficiency has been achieved after controlled, mild lattice hardening via the Diels–Alder crosslinking reaction. The resulting material exhibits a large electro-optic coefficient (r33 = 76 pm V–1 at 1.3 μm) and excellent temporal stability.