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All-optical poling of DMABI molecules in a polymer matrix
Author(s): Aivars Vembris; Aleksandra Apostoluk; Martins Rutkis; Andrey Tokmakov; Inta Muzikante; Sylvie Dabos-Seignon; Jean-Michel Nunzi
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Paper Abstract

Many organic compounds in solid state have nonlinear optical properties due to the orientation of the molecules in a polymer matrix. In this work, all-optical poling and second harmonic generation in a composition consisting of 1 mass% of N,N-dimethylaminobenzylidene 1,3-indandione (DMABI) compound in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) matrix were studied. Thin films were prepared by solvent casting. The 1.064-μm fundamental and 532-nm second harmonic wavelengths of a Nd:YAG laser were used. It is shown that DMABI molecules can be oriented by the method of all- optical poling, and that the process is related to the photoinduced switching between two equally stable states of the molecule.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 June 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5946, Optical Materials and Applications, 59460P (12 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.639195
Show Author Affiliations
Aivars Vembris, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Aleksandra Apostoluk, Lab. des Propriétés Optiques des Matériaux et Applications, CNRS, Univ. d'Angers (France)
Martins Rutkis, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Andrey Tokmakov, Institute of Physical Energetics (Latvia)
Inta Muzikante, Univ. of Latvia (Latvia)
Sylvie Dabos-Seignon, Lab. des Propriétés Optiques des Matériaux et Applications, CNRS, Univ. d'Angers (France)
Jean-Michel Nunzi, Lab. des Propriétés Optiques des Matériaux et Applications, CNRS, Univ. d'Angers (France)


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Optical Materials and Applications

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