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Achieving excellent electro-optic activity and thermal stability in poled polymers through an expeditious crosslinking process

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Abstract

A series of highly efficient and thermally stable electro-optic (EO) polymers have been developed by poling and crosslinking in situ the blend of high glass-transition temperature (Tg) anthracene-containing polymers and acrylate-functionalized dendritic nonlinear optical (NLO) chromophores. By molecular engineering of the shape, nonlinearity, Tg, and crosslinking moieties of the chromophores and polymers, the resultant materials showed significantly enhanced EO activities (r33 values as high as 126 pm V−1 at 1310 nm) and alignment stability (up to 200 °C). Poling efficiency of these EO polymers could be improved by 35–50% by using simplified lattice hardening and poling protocols. The combined good processability, large EO activities, and high temperature stability endow these materials as promising candidates for device exploration in the CMOS-based photonics.

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The article was received on 30 Aug 2011, accepted on 18 Oct 2011 and first published on 15 Nov 2011


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C1JM14254B
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 2012,22, 951-959
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    Achieving excellent electro-optic activity and thermal stability in poled polymers through an expeditious crosslinking process

    Z. Shi, J. Luo, S. Huang, B. M. Polishak, X. Zhou, S. Liff, T. R. Younkin, B. A. Block and A. K.-Y. Jen, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 951
    DOI: 10.1039/C1JM14254B

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