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Organic Thin Films
Long Beach, California United States
October 15, 2001
ISBN: 1-55752-685-0
Second-Order Nonlinear Optics: 3 (OWA)

Design of Polar Organic Liquid Crystalline Thin Films

Christopher Landorf, Jeremy Wolf, Chenguang Li, Wei Xie, Jeff Jacobsen, Jim Simpson, and Daniel Dyer

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OTF.2001.OWA1


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Abstract

We describe a strategy for the design of noncentrosymmetric organic thin films with thermodynamically stable polar order. We report the thermal and optical properties of a group of hydrogen bonding liquid crystalline (LC) monomers. The self-assembly of these LC materials could lead to improved polar stability and processibility yielding novel devices that utilize pyroelectricity, piezoelectricity, or second-order NLO properties.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(160.1890) Materials : Detector materials
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices

Citation
C. Landorf, J. Wolf, C. Li, W. Xie, J. Jacobsen, J. Simpson, and D. Dyer, "Design of Polar Organic Liquid Crystalline Thin Films," in Organic Thin Films , J. Armistead, J. Heflin, A. Jen, and R. Norwood, eds., Vol. 64 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2001), paper OWA1.
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