Polymers for Photonics Applications II

Nonlinear Optical, Photorefractive and Two-Photon Absorption Polymers

  • Kwang-Sup Lee

Part of the Advances in Polymer Science book series (POLYMER, volume 161)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Francois Kajzar, Kwang-Sup Lee, Alex K. -Y. Jen
    Pages 1-85
  3. Bernard Kippelen, Nasser Peyghambarian
    Pages 87-156
  4. Tzu-Chau Lin, Sung-Jae Chung, Kyoung-Soo Kim, Xiaopeng Wang, Guang S. He, Jacek Swiatkiewicz et al.
    Pages 157-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-213

About this book


The future of information technology requires ultra high speed processing and large data storage capacity. Since the electronics technology using semi conduc tors and inorganic materials is about to reach its limits, much current research is focused on utilizing much faster photons than electrons, namely photonics. To achieve any significant effect on the actual use of the science of photonics, devel opments of more efficient photonics materials, better optical property evaluations, manufacture of devices for system applications, etc. are the subjects which need to be explored. In particular, the development of photonics materials stands in the forefront of research as this constitutes the most pertinent factor with regard to the development of ultra high speed and large capacity information processing. In this respect, there has been continuous research on photo responsive materials through molecular structure design and architecture and the results so far are very promising as functions and performances are beginning to realize their high expectations. The two special volumes "Polymers for Photonics Applications" give authorita tive and critical reviews on up to date activities in various fields of photonic poly mers including their promising applications. Seven articles have been contributed by internationally recognized and they deal with, polymers for second and third order nonlinear optics, quadratic parametric interactions in polymer waveguides, electroluminescent polymers as light sources, photoreflective polymers for holo graphic information storage, and highly efficient two photon absorbing organics and polymers.


Materials Science Materialwissenschaft Optic Materials Optische Materialien Physical Chemistry Physikalische Chemie Polymer Science Polymerwissenschaft optics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kwang-Sup Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Polymer Science & EngineeringHannam UniversityTaejonKorea

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43157-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45642-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-3195
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