Halogen bonding enhances nonlinear optical response in poled supramolecular polymers
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|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Chemistry C|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
We demonstrate that halogen bonding strongly enhances the nonlinear optical response of poled supramolecular polymer systems. We compare three nonlinear optical chromophores with similar electronic structures but different bond-donating units, and show that both the type and the strength of the noncovalent interaction between the chromophores and the polymer matrix play their own distinctive roles in the optical nonlinearity of the systems.