This material is based upon work supported in part by the STC Program of the National Science Foundation under Agreement Number DMR-0120967 and the DARPA MORPH Program and ONR (N00014-04-0095 and N00014-06-1-0897). R.R.S. thanks the Department of Energy (DE-FG02-86ER13564) for research support. S.O. thanks the NSF for a Graduate Research Fellowship. The authors thank Prof. Robert Grubbs for many helpful discussions and Mr. Wojciech Haske and Mr. Philseok Kim for technical assistance. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
Thick Optical-Quality Films of Substituted Polyacetylenes with Large, Ultrafast Third-Order Nonlinearities and Application to Image Correlation†
Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 17, pages 3199–3203, September 3, 2008
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Chi, S.-H., Hales, J. M., Fuentes-Hernandez, C., Tseng, S.-Y., Cho, J.-Y., Odom, S. A., Zhang, Q., Barlow, S., Schrock, R. R., Marder, S. R., Kippelen, B. and Perry, J. W. (2008), Thick Optical-Quality Films of Substituted Polyacetylenes with Large, Ultrafast Third-Order Nonlinearities and Application to Image Correlation. Adv. Mater., 20: 3199–3203. doi: 10.1002/adma.200800664
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 15 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 7 MAR 2008
- Conjugated polymers;
- Image correlation;
- Nonlinear optics;
- Ring-opening metathesis polymerization
Ring-opening metathesis polymerization of mono-substituted cyclooctatetraenes is used to form optical-quality films of polyacetylenes with large χ(3) of up to 2.1 × 10−10 esu in the near-infrared (1300–1550 nm). Thick films of such materials provide large diffraction efficiencies in ultrafast image-correlation applications.