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Photostability of nonlinear optical polymers
Author(s): S. G. Raymond; H. Wang; G. V. M. Williams; A. J. Kay
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Paper Abstract

The photostabilities of a series of nonlinear optical (NLO) polyimides containing two different chromophores were measured at 655 nm where the spectral response is dominated by separated chromophores rather than J-aggregation. We investigated the effect of ring-locking of the chromophore conjugated backbone, variations in the chromophore number density and the incorporation of an anti-oxidant. We found that none of these modifications altered the initial photodegradation at 655 nm.

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Date Published: 12 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6891, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices X, 689109 (12 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.759257
Show Author Affiliations
S. G. Raymond, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
H. Wang, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
G. V. M. Williams, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
A. J. Kay, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6891:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices X
Robert L. Nelson; Francois Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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