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Electro-optical and pyroelectrical thermal analysis of novel nonlinear optical side-chain polymers with high thermal stability
Author(s): Reimund Gerhard-Multhaupt; Stefan Bauer; Wolf-Dietrich Molzow; W. Ren; Werner Wirges; S. Yilmaz; U. Oertel; B. Haenel; L. Haeussler; H. Komber; K. Lunkwitz
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Paper Abstract

Polymers containing nonlinear optical moieties were prepared on the basis of maleic anhydride copolymers. Azo dyes such as Disperse Red 1 (DR 1) were attached to the polymer backbones via esterification, amidization, or imidization. Optimal poling conditions for the side-chain polymers were determined by means of thermal analysis. After electrode poling with a bias voltage of 200 V at a temperature of 185 degree(s)C, the spin-coated samples were slowly cooled down to room temperature with the poling field still applied. The thermal stabilities of the poled polymer films were measured by means of electro-optical (EOTA) and pyro- electrical (PTA) thermal analysis and compared to the respective responses of DR 1/polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) guest/host polymer samples. Both experimental techniques (EOTA and PTA) are discussed in some detail together with the experimental results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2042, Photopolymers and Applications in Holography, Optical Data Storage, Optical Sensors, and Interconnects, (20 January 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.166348
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Reimund Gerhard-Multhaupt, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin (Germany)
Stefan Bauer, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin (Germany)
Wolf-Dietrich Molzow, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin (Germany)
W. Ren, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin (Germany)
Werner Wirges, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin (Germany)
S. Yilmaz, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut fuer Nachrichtentechnik Berlin (Germany)
U. Oertel, Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden (Germany)
B. Haenel, Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden (Germany)
L. Haeussler, Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden (Germany)
H. Komber, Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden (Germany)
K. Lunkwitz, Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2042:
Photopolymers and Applications in Holography, Optical Data Storage, Optical Sensors, and Interconnects
Roger A. Lessard, Editor(s)

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