Hyper-branched polymer for electro-optic applications

Xianqing Piao, Yuichi Mori, Xianmin Zhang, Shinichiro Inoue, Shiyoshi Yokoyama

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    In the present work, the hyper-branched (HB) polymer is utilized as a host material to efficiently incorporate the nonlinear optical chromophore. The HB polymer and toluene diisocyanate (2, 4-TDI) formed 3-D networks, and the typical FTC or CF3-Ph-FTC chromophores were introduced to investigate the electro-optic activity (r33). At the same time, poling behavior of NLO chromophores in the traditional poly methyl methacrylate (PMMA) and Poly MMA-MOI side-chain polymers were also included in this work for comparison. For FTC doped composites, the r33 reached over 80 pm/V in 3-D network matrix, while the value of r33 maximized at about 45 pm/V in traditional PMMA host and 70 pm/V in side-chain polymers. In addition, the measurement of poling process, poling efficiency, and thermal stability for the real application were also investigated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XII
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XII - San Francisco, CA, United States
    Duration: 2010 Jan 262010 Jan 28

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    OtherOrganic Photonic Materials and Devices XII
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, CA


    • Contact poling
    • Cross-linking
    • Electro-optic coefficient
    • Electro-optical polymer
    • Hyperbranched polymer
    • Long-term stability
    • Nonlinear optical chromophore
    • Side-chain polymer

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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