Two new trifunctional thiophene based dyes suited for crosslinking were synthesized from the same structural core, i.e. 4-[[5-[(4-nitrophenyl)azo]-2-thienyl]azo]benzenamine. Crystal structure and second order nonlinear optical properties were detd. on a related difunctional dye that can be considered as a representative and simplified model of the trifunctional compds., detg. on it the mb value of 4950 ´ 10-48 esu (6111 ´ 10-80 C2 m4 V-2). The presence of three acrylic or hydroxyl functional groups in the dyes allowed to incorporate the chromophoric fragment into two different kinds of crosslinked materials possessing "frozen" long-lasting dipole order. The traditional guest-host approach used for one of them was exceeded by covalently anchoring the chromophore to a functionalised polymer in a three-dimensional unique network. In this way a promising NLO active material was obtained. The value of the d 33 coeff. (detd. by SHG measurement using the Maker fringe technique) was 11 pm/V for the poled/crosslinked film. Very good thermal and temporal stability of the chromophore poling-induced dipole alignment was attained.

Second order nonlinear optical networks with excellent poling stability from a new trifunctional thiophene based chromophore

BORBONE, FABIO;CARUSO, UGO;DIANA, ROSITA;PANUNZI, BARBARA;ROVIELLO, ANTONIO;TINGOLI, MARCO;TUZI, ANGELA
2009

Abstract

Two new trifunctional thiophene based dyes suited for crosslinking were synthesized from the same structural core, i.e. 4-[[5-[(4-nitrophenyl)azo]-2-thienyl]azo]benzenamine. Crystal structure and second order nonlinear optical properties were detd. on a related difunctional dye that can be considered as a representative and simplified model of the trifunctional compds., detg. on it the mb value of 4950 ´ 10-48 esu (6111 ´ 10-80 C2 m4 V-2). The presence of three acrylic or hydroxyl functional groups in the dyes allowed to incorporate the chromophoric fragment into two different kinds of crosslinked materials possessing "frozen" long-lasting dipole order. The traditional guest-host approach used for one of them was exceeded by covalently anchoring the chromophore to a functionalised polymer in a three-dimensional unique network. In this way a promising NLO active material was obtained. The value of the d 33 coeff. (detd. by SHG measurement using the Maker fringe technique) was 11 pm/V for the poled/crosslinked film. Very good thermal and temporal stability of the chromophore poling-induced dipole alignment was attained.
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