Third order nonlinearity in organometallic polyalkynes

Timothy C. Corcoran, Muhammad S. Khan, M. R A Al-Mandhary

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Abstract

Polymeric materials made of polyalkynes [-C≡C-]n have long been known to exhibit delocalized π-electron systems. However. these materials normally are insoluble and hence of little practical use as nonlinear optical materials. We have prepared a series of polyalkynes which incorporate side chains, typically attached to a metal atom such as Pt. causing the polymer to be readily soluble. The rigid-rod geometry of ordinary polyalkynes is preserved in this arrangement due to the square planar coordination of the metal atom. The thermal stability (decomposition temperature and Tg) measurements and the third-order nonlinear susceptibilities determined at 1064 nm are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsM.G. Kuzyk
Pages196-201
Number of pages6
Volume3147
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 30 1997Aug 1 1997

Other

OtherNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials X
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/30/978/1/97

Keywords

  • Organometallic
  • Polyalkynes
  • Rigid-rod polymers
  • Thermal stability
  • Third-order nonlinearity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Corcoran, T. C., Khan, M. S., & Al-Mandhary, M. R. A. (1997). Third order nonlinearity in organometallic polyalkynes. In M. G. Kuzyk (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3147, pp. 196-201) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.279310