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Polyfluorene-PMMA copolymers for plastic optical fibers with gain
Author(s): J. Morgado; A. L. Mendonça; A. Charas; J. Clark; G. Lanzani; L. Bazzana; A. Nocivelli
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Paper Abstract

We haven been exploring polymethylmethacrylate, PMMA, doped with conjugated luminescent polymers for applications in plastic optical fibers (POFs) showing gain. In order to control loading and dispersion of the conjugated polymers in the PMMA matrix, new polyfluorene- PMMA copolymers were synthesised. In this communication we report on the optical properties of these copolymers, both in solution and in solid state. Furthermore, the properties of POFs fabricated with such copolymers are presented and compared with the properties of POFs based on PMMApolyfluorene blends.

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Date Published: 16 April 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6999, Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III, 69990M (16 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781574
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J. Morgado, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)
A. L. Mendonça, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)
A. Charas, Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)
J. Clark, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
G. Lanzani, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
L. Bazzana, Luceat S.p.A. (Italy)
A. Nocivelli, Luceat S.p.A. (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6999:
Organic Optoelectronics and Photonics III
Paul L. Heremans; Michele Muccini; Eric A. Meulenkamp, Editor(s)

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