Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol.366, No.1, 233-235, 2012
Electric-field-induced fabrication of covalently linked second-order nonlinear optical multilayer films on nonconductive substrates
A highly stable second-order nonlinear optical multilayer film was constructed on insulating substrates using the electric-field-induced layer-by-layer assembly technique. The substrates used in this method could be arbitrary. In another, the substrates could be modified with polyanion solution by spin coating as cladding layer. Then, the nonlinear optical multilayer films were assembled on the cladding layer directly by the electric-field-induced layer-by-layer assembly technique. The resulting cross-linked multilayer films fabricated by this method displayed high optical transparency, good thermal stability, and excellent nonlinear optical properties which can be made into waveguide devices directly. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.