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Combined ac and dc electro-optic response of an azo-dye containing viscoelastic polymer matrix
Author(s): Kim G. Jespersen; Thomas G. Pedersen; Per Michael Johansen
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Paper Abstract

We present the combined ac and dc electro-optic response of a model host-guest polymer system. The electro-optic response is found to agree qualitatively with a molecular electric field theory that takes into account the viscoelastic properties of the polymer matrix. Thus, the interaction between the chromophore and the polymer matrix is included into the model for reorientation dynamics. We observe a blue shift in the characteristic electro-optic response as the molecular field is lowered and the chromophore rotates freely. The polymer used for the experiments is Disperse Red 1 containing poly-(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), and the electro-optic response is measured by means of frequency resolved ellipsometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2003
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 4829, 19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life, (19 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.530026
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Kim G. Jespersen, Risoe National Lab. (Denmark)
Thomas G. Pedersen, Aalborg Univ. (Denmark)
Per Michael Johansen, Risoe National Lab. (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4829:
19th Congress of the International Commission for Optics: Optics for the Quality of Life
Giancarlo C. Righini; Anna Consortini, Editor(s)

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