Amorphous Thin Films of Chiral Binaphthyls for Photonic Waveguides

W. N. Herman, Y. Kim, W. L. Cao, J. Goldhar, C. H. Lee, M. M. Green, V. Jain, M. J. Lee

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Abstract

The synthesis of chiral nonracemic materials and the polarization properties of chiral optical waveguides fabricated from them are presented. These materials are based on binaphthyl compounds designed to produce a glassy isotropic optically active material in a thin solid film form. Chiral-core optical waveguides may find use as novel elements in integrated optic devices for photonics applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1369-1382
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry
Volume40 A
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2003

Keywords

  • Amorphous glass
  • Binaphthyl
  • Chiral
  • Optical activity
  • Photonics
  • Waveguides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Herman, W. N., Kim, Y., Cao, W. L., Goldhar, J., Lee, C. H., Green, M. M., Jain, V., & Lee, M. J. (2003). Amorphous Thin Films of Chiral Binaphthyls for Photonic Waveguides. Journal of Macromolecular Science - Pure and Applied Chemistry, 40 A(12), 1369-1382. https://doi.org/10.1081/MA-120025316