Construction of Thin Films with Significant Nonlinear Susceptibilities Using Water Soluble, Reactive, Monomeric Chromophores

This novel scientific development introduces a new method and new materials to produce multilayered, nonlinear optical films. Potential applications include electro-optic modulators and frequency doubling devices. The materials and processing steps used result in high degree of non-centrosymmetry in the film, thus forming high net polar ordering which is very useful for various electro-optical applications. Compared to existing electro-optic modulators, this innovation offers advantages, including, higher nonlinear susceptibilities, high modulation rates, and lower device fabrication costs.

Patent Information:
App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Patent Status
US Utility *United States 10/286,954 6,953,607 11/4/2002 10/11/2005 Abandoned
US Divisional *United States 11/067,218 7,258,924 2/28/2005 8/21/2007 Abandoned
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