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Photorefractive effect in an aminonitrostilbene side-chain copolymer
Author(s): Michael J. Sansone; Chia-Chi Teng; Anthony J. East; Mark S. Kwiatek
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Paper Abstract

The photorefractive effect has been observed in a 1/1 side chain copolymer of N- methacryloxyethyl-N-methylaminonitrostilbene and methylmethacrylate. Holographic gratings were written in this polymer at 633 nm in 4 - 8 micrometers thick films at low laser powers and detected using four wave mixing and two beam coupling. The polymer which has a high linear electro-optic coefficient was intrinsically photorefractive and did not require the addition of photoconducting or charge generative components. Diffraction efficiencies on the order of 10-5 - 10-4 were measured by four wave mixing. Two beam coupling provided conclusive evidence that the observed effect was photorefractive in nature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 2025, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI, (16 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165265
Show Author Affiliations
Michael J. Sansone, Hoechst Celanese Corp. (United States)
Chia-Chi Teng, Hoechst Celanese Corp. (United States)
Anthony J. East, Hoechst Celanese Corp. (United States)
Mark S. Kwiatek, Hoechst Celanese Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2025:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VI
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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