Organics are an extraordinarily large class of materials with promising applications for photonics and electronics. Today, organic light emitting diodes for optical displays and polymer waveguides discussed in several of the early OTF meetings have been developed to the point of highly successful commercialization. The development of organic nonlinear optical and optoelectronic materials for optical communications, power generation, data storage, and other
applications have not yet reached the same level of maturity but offer the similar levels of promise that the early OLED and polymer waveguides studies showed. Organic Thin Films for Photonic Applications
describes recent research in materials development, characterization techniques, and device development related to organic thin films for photonic applications.