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Optical transmission and thermal heating effects due to irradiation of nonlinear optic and conductive polymers for space-based electro-optic applications
Author(s): James G. Grote; Edward W. Taylor; John S. Zetts; James E. Winter; Anthony D. Sanchez; Douglas M. Craig; Frank Kenneth Hopkins
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Paper Abstract

A nonlinear optic polymer blend of disperse red 1 in poly methyl methacrylate, spin cast on an indium tin oxide coated borosilicate glass substrate and a conductive polymer blend of polyethylene dioxythiophene/poly styrene sulphonate (Baytron P) in poly vinyl alcohol, spin cast on an uncoated borosilicate glass substrate were irradiated by 63.3 MeV proton to a dose of 1 Mrad (Si) of proton particles. The pre and post irradiated optical transmission characteristics of these polymer films over a wavelength range of 400 - 2000 nm, as well as in-situ thermal heating generated by irradiation are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4134, Photonics for Space Environments VII, (26 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405350
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James G. Grote, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Edward W. Taylor, Univ. of New Mexico and Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
John S. Zetts, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
James E. Winter, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Anthony D. Sanchez, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Douglas M. Craig, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Frank Kenneth Hopkins, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4134:
Photonics for Space Environments VII
Edward W. Taylor, Editor(s)

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