The refractive indices of self-assembled organic electro-optic superlattices can be tuned by intercalating high-Z optically transparent group 13 metal oxide sheets into the structures during the self-assembly process. Microstructurally regular acentricity and sizable electro-optic responses are retained in this straightforward synthetic procedure. This "one-pot" all wet-chemistry approach involves: i) layer-by-layer covalent self-assembly of intrinsically acentric multilayers of high-hyperpolarizability chromophores on inorganic oxide substrates, ii) protecting group cleavage to generate a large density of reactive surface hydroxyl sites, iii) self-limiting capping of each chromophore layer with octachlorotrisiloxane, iv) deposition of metal oxide sheets derived from THF solutions of Ga(OiC3H7)3 or In(OiC3H7)3, v) covalent capping of the resulting superlattices.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Advanced Funtional Materials|
|State||Published - Oct 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics