Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials for Photonics
Molecular materials comprised of inorganic:organic composites are of considerable interest in photonics, optoelectronics and biophotonics. We report broad band lasing and tunable filters in sol-gel processed poly (p-phenylene vinylene) PPV: Silica composites. Optical power limiting in near IR wavelength region is also reported in dye doped PPV: silica multiphasic nanocomposites. For making hybrid inorganic: organic composites the reverse micelle mediated synthesis technique has been exploited to synthesize dye encapsulated metal oxide particles, thiocresol capped CdS clusters, CuI and AgI nanoparticles. These particles were dispersed in polymeric matrix for applications in photoconductivity and photorefractive measurements.
M. Lal et al., "Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Materials for Photonics," Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 519, pp. 217-225, Materials Research Society, Jan 1998.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1557/PROC-519-217
Keywords and Phrases
Aromatic polymers; Nanostructured materials; Optoelectronic devices; Photoconductivity; Silica; Sol-gels; Hybrid materials; Polyphenylenes; Reinforced plastics
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Article - Conference proceedings
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