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Charge-transfer polymers: a new class of materials for nonlinear optics
Author(s): Eric S. Maniloff; Duncan W. McBranch; Hsing-Lin Wang; Benjamin R. Mattes; Dan Vacar; Alan J. Heeger
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Paper Abstract

Holographic recording has been demonstrated in conducting polymer/C60 blends. These materials allow ultrafast holographic recording and the ability to tailor the decay dynamics of the recorded hologram. Diffraction efficiencies up to 1.6 percent have been measured in these materials for gratings recorded with individual laser pulses. Results are presented that demonstrate that an improved signal-to-noise ratio is obtained when holographic detection is used to observe the dynamics of photo-induced absorption.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2854, Fullerenes and Photonics III, (16 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.262992
Show Author Affiliations
Eric S. Maniloff, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Duncan W. McBranch, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Hsing-Lin Wang, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Benjamin R. Mattes, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Dan Vacar, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)
Alan J. Heeger, Univ. of California/Santa Barbara (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2854:
Fullerenes and Photonics III
Zakya H. Kafafi, Editor(s)

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