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Nonlinear properties of poled-polymer films: SHG and electro-optic measurements
Author(s): D. Morichere; Michel L. Dumont; Yves Levy; Gregory Gadret; Francois Kajzar
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Paper Abstract

Poled polymer thin films are studied by SHG, THG, and ATR experiments. The ATR method is used for determining the linear and quadratic electro-optic (chi) (2) (-(omega) ; 0, (omega) ) and (chi) (3) (-(omega) ; 0, 0, (omega) ) coefficients. The part due to the piezoelectricity and electrostriction is characterized and it is shown that in some cases the mechanical strains are more important than the direct electro-optic effect. From SHG experiments, the degree of orientation linked to the (chi) (2) (-2 (omega) ; (omega) , (omega) ) susceptibility can be evaluated. The various results are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1560, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50719
Show Author Affiliations
D. Morichere, Ctr. Univ. d'Orsay (France)
Michel L. Dumont, Ctr. Univ. d'Orsay (France)
Yves Levy, Ctr. Univ. d'Orsay (France)
Gregory Gadret, Ctr. d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France)
Francois Kajzar, Ctr. d'Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1560:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IV
Kenneth D. Singer, Editor(s)

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