Dr. Joy Haley
USAF AFMC AFRL/RXAP Research Labs
ALUMNA- UMBC Department of Chemistry
Friday, March 5, 2021
HOST: Dr. Lisa Kelly
“Photonic Materials at AFRL”
The development of organic and organometallic nonlinear optical materials has been an ongoing area of research at AFRL for quite some time. Efforts have been made to study the effects of incorporating a dye into a solid matrices to better understand the constraints this environment has on a given material. Results reveal the formation of excimers (excited state dimers) with an increase in concentration that leads to a significant quenching effect that will reduce nonlinear performance of this material. Understanding and mitigating excimer formation is an active area of research and will be the focus of this presentation.