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New Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Polymers for Nonlinear Optics Applications

  • William N. Thurmes (a1), Kundalika M. More (a1), Rohini T. Vohra (a1), Michael D. Wand (a1), David M. Walba (a2) and Patrick Keller (a2)...

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Initial results of a project directed towards the design and synthesis of ferroelectric liquid crystal polymers (FLCPs) for second order nonlinear optics (NLO) applications are described. FLCP glasses represent a novel type of solid, a truly noncrystalline solid with thermodynamically stable polar order. FLCPs with useful magnitude of the second order susceptibility χ(2) and processability not possible with poled polymers or crystals have been obtained.

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New Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Polymers for Nonlinear Optics Applications

  • William N. Thurmes (a1), Kundalika M. More (a1), Rohini T. Vohra (a1), Michael D. Wand (a1), David M. Walba (a2) and Patrick Keller (a2)...

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