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Towards Monte Carlo simulation of the photomechanical effect in polymeric fibers
Author(s): G. Pawlik; P. Wrobel; A. C. Mitus; M. G. Kuzyk
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Paper Abstract

We present a simple Monte Carlo modeling of the light-driven expansion in a host-guest system polymer - azodye, which is the main mechanism responsible for the photomechanical effect in a dye-doped polymer fiber illuminated with linearly polarized laser light. Bond-fluctuating model of polymer matrix is used, the concept of void - free volume in the matrix - is quantified. The role of the dyes which are in trans state oriented along the beam propagation direction in the elongation of the system is studied via a non-thermal kinetic Monte Carlo process. Preliminary results show that upon illumination the system expands while in the dark period it shrinks.

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Date Published: 7 September 2011
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8113, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials XI, 81130Q (7 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.892803
Show Author Affiliations
G. Pawlik, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Wrobel, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. C. Mitus, Wroclaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8113:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials XI
Jean-Michel Nunzi; Rachel Jakubiak; Theodore G. Goodson III; Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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