Electro-optical properties of thermally stable self-crosslinkable copolymer with glycidyl methacrylate units

Taek Seung Lee, Jaehwan Lee, Dong Hoon Choi, Soo Young Park, Nakjoong Kim

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We have investigated electro-optic properties of nonlinear optical polymer with self-crosslinkable groups in the side chain, which we synthesized previously. The system includes crosslinkable epoxy-functionalized copolymer with Tg around 120°C, second harmonic coefficient as high as 45.5 pm/V at 632 nm, and with good temporal stability of the poling-induced chromophore orientation obtained by self-crosslinking reactions in the polymer matrix during the poling process. Successful strategies for simultaneous poling and self-crosslinking during the poling without addition of crosslinking agents are presented. Significant improvement in the temporal stability of chromophore orientation was accomplished up to 90%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1197-1201
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Polymer Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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