Photoactive organic-inorganic hybrid polymer waveguides for optical device technologies
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
SPIE Photonics Europe, 2020, Online Only, France
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Collins, A., Southern, T., Lyu, G., Bennison, M., & Evans, R. C. (2020). Photoactive organic-inorganic hybrid polymer waveguides for optical device technologies. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 11367 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2564510
© 2020 SPIE. Organic-inorganic hybrid polymers based on ureasils have found application as waveguides in luminescent solar concentrators and visible light communications. The mechanical properties, and thus processability of ureasils, has previously been qualitatively linked to the chemical structure, but has not yet been studied in detail. In this study, a series of low molecular weight ureasil polymers has been synthesised, and the correlation between the chemical structure and the optical and mechanical properties investigated. A wide-range of techniques are employed to investigate this relationship, including steady-state photoluminescence and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, 4-point flexural testing, and uniaxial tensile testing.
This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 818762 - SPECTRACON). T. J. F. S. thanks the EPSRC (EP/N509620/1) for financial support.
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (818762)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2564510
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