Optically Switchable Conductive Polymers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$61,401.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
18172
Agency Tracking Number:
18172
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Timothy L. Rose
(617) 769-9450
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Organic polymers will play a key role in optical processing by spatial light modulation, information storage, and optical bistability. This project will develop the first examples of polymers in which light induces persistent changes in optical absorption, electronic conductivity, and refractive index, all potentially on the time scale of electronic motion. The polymer should also exhibit strong nonlinear optical properties due to its projected high conjugation and donor-acceptor character. They will be less expensive and offer more structural flexibility than inorganic crystal materials. Phase I will evaluate changes in electro-optical properties of derived thiophene monomers when photodoped by exposure to UV radiation. Molecular engineering of the material in Phase II will lead to an optically reversible, two-wavelength system for incorporation into optical processing devices.

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