Sunday, November 30, 2008

US Patent 7457508 - High optical transmission nanocrystal composites

This patent from Lucent (now Alcatel-Lucent) teaches improved fiber optics based on nanocrystal/polymer composites. Claim 1 reads:

1. A composition of matter, comprising:

a polymer matrix including polymer chains having a plurality of carbon-halogen bonds; and

a plurality of nanocrystal quantum dots dispersed and separated apart from each other within the polymer matrix,

wherein the polymer chains include aromatic groups.