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Photostability enhancement studies on zwitterionic chromophores for nonlinear optics
Author(s): S. G. Raymond; S. Janssens; My T. T. Do; G. V. M. Williams; N. Denton; J. Anderson; M. D. H. Bhuiyan
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Paper Abstract

Optical and photostability measurements have been made on nonlinear optical films containing amorphous polycarbonate and an organic chromophore that has a high 2nd order nonlinear optical figure of merit. We show that the decrease in the photodegradation quantum efficiency with increasing optical intensity can be modelled in terms of oxygen depletion by oxygen-mediated chomophore photodegradation. The addition of a known singlet oxygen quencher, beta carotene, leads to a 1100% decrease in the photodegradation quantum efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7599, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XII, 759914 (1 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841269
Show Author Affiliations
S. G. Raymond, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
S. Janssens, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
My T. T. Do, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
G. V. M. Williams, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
N. Denton, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
J. Anderson, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)
M. D. H. Bhuiyan, Industrial Research Ltd. (New Zealand)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7599:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XII
Robert L. Nelson; François Kajzar; Toshikuni Kaino, Editor(s)

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