"Furnishes the necessary background information, methods of characterization, and applications of optic and photonic systems based on polymers. Provides detailed tutorial chapters that offer in-depth explanations of optic and photonic fundamentals and synthesis techniques."
". . .Those working with polymeric light-emitting materials or optical properties of the newest electro-optic polymers will find this book very useful for obtaining the latest information on these state-of-the-art materials and applications."
---IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine
Part 1 Fundamentals of light-emitting polymers: optical properties of silicon polymers; synthesis and properties of poly(p-phenylene) and its derivatives; synthesis and properties of polyarylene vinylenes; optical microcavities fabricated with conjugated chromophores; light emitting diodes based on conjugated polymers and oligomers; interface formation in polymeric semiconductor devices; electronic and chemical structure of conjugated polymers and model molecular systems; electroluminescence in polymers. Part 2 Methods in polymer optical spectroscopy: optical absorption of polymers; relaxation processes in organic polymer systems as probed by energy-selective laser spectroscopy. Part 3 Applications of light-emitting polymers: semiconducting polymers explored as light-emitting polymers; poly(p-phenylenevinylene) - an attractive material for photonic applications. Part 4 Applications of nonlinear optical polymers: hybrid materials for electrical and optical applications; sol-gel synthesis of bridged polysilsesquioxanes; the morphology and structure of two-dimensional polymers with nonlinear optical properties; polymeric optical guided-wave devices and sensor protection from lasers; photorefractive polymers - chemistry, physics and applications; photonic applications of bacteriorhodopsin; electrical/optical polymers for photonic applications. Part 5 Photonics: microgravity processing and photonic applications of organic and polymeric materials; optical and electrical properties of protein and biopolymer thin films; polymer composites of quantum dots; molecular self-assemblies as advanced materials; polymers for electrooptic and photorefractive applications; organic complex thin films for ultrahigh density data storage.