Synthetic steps toward the design of a new class of nonlinear optical materials

Erin Rent, James T. Spencer

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Abstract

Light is an abundant energy resource with many unrealized potential applications. Nonlinear optical materials (NLO's) are fundamental tools for the manipulation of light due to their unique interactions with electromagnetic fields. Advances in the frequency doubling property of these materials may, for example, lead to devices that allow faster dissemination and increased volume of information through telecommunication systems. To create a new class of nonlinear optical materials, synthetic methods strategies were employed to support two aromatic rings at nearly 90° angles on a p-bis(1-hydroxyl-1-methylethyl)benzene molecule. The hydroxyl groups on the benzenoid are chlorinated to facilitate intramolecular ring formations. The previously calculated first order nonlinear optical response value (β) for this material exponentially surpasses what has been reported in the literature for previous NLO systems. Results of our investigation will be reported in detail. The design and construction of this nonlinear optical material promises to enhance today's rapidly progressing technological industry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Event236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008 - Philadelpia, PA, United States
Duration: Aug 17 2008Aug 21 2008

Publication series

NameACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts
ISSN (Print)0065-7727

Other

Other236th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, ACS 2008
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelpia, PA
Period8/17/088/21/08

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  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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Rent, E., & Spencer, J. T. (2008). Synthetic steps toward the design of a new class of nonlinear optical materials. In American Chemical Society - 236th National Meeting and Exposition, Abstracts of Scientific Papers (ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts).