non-linear optical polymer
Polymer that exhibits an optical effect brought about by electromagnetic radiation such that the magnitude of the effect is not proportional to the irradiance.
  1. An example of non-linear optical effects is the generation of higher harmonics of the incident light wave.
  2. A polymer that exhibits a @N04197@ due to anisotropic electric susceptibilities when subjected to electric field together with light @I03255@ is called an electro-optical polymer. A polymer that exhibits electro-optical behavior combined with @P04591@ is called a photo-refractive polymer.
See also: non-linear optical effect
PAC, 2004, 76, 889. 'Definitions of terms relating to reactions of polymers and to functional polymeric materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2003)' on page 900 (