Solution Processable Chalcogenide Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Polymers (Chips) for Optical Short-Wave Infrared and Mid-Infrared Mirrors and Reflectors

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Dong-Chul (Jeffrey) Pyun
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Robert Norwood
Professor, Optical Sciences
Tristan Kleine
Graduate student, Chmistry
Liliana Ruiz Diaz
Graduate student, Optical sciences
Laura Anderson
Graduate student, CBC
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Paul Eynott
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Title: Solution Processable Chalcogenide Hybrid Inorganic/Organic Polymers (CHIPs) for Optical Short-Wave Infrared and Mid-Infrared Mirrors and Reflectors

 

Invention: This is a method of producing Chalcogenide hybrid organic/inorganic polymers using an inverse vulcanization process, which results in polymers possessing a high refractive index and are solution processable.

 

Background: Flexible optical mirrors and reflectors in the short-wave infrared and mid-infrared spectrum are critical for the advancement of defense related applications. High refractive polymers are a possible solution to create such technology but there are currently no synthetic polymers that have sufficiently high refractive index and infrared transparency to do so.

 

Applications:

  • Fabrication of mirrors and reflectors in the short-wave infrared and mid-infrared spectrum

 

Advantages:

  • Possesses unique optical properties like high refractive index and high infrared transparency
  • Easy/efficient solution processing with other inexpensive, commercially available low refractive index polymers

 

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