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Electric field dependent decay and recovery of DO11 doped into PMMA thin films: beyond 100% recovery?
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Paper Abstract

Anthraquinones are a class of organic dyes with a wide range of uses in optical devices that require intensities above the damage threshold for operation. It has been demonstrated that some anthraquinones doped into (poly)methyl methacrylate(PMMA) demonstrate the novel effect of self healing. One theory of decay and self healing is photocharge ejection and recombination. Using digital imaging we probe the electric field dependent decay and recovery of the anthraquinone disperse orange 11(DO11) doped into PMMA. We find that the electric field works to mitigate decay and improves recovery, as well as find that for large fields the sample appears to recover beyond 100%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 December 2012
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8530, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2012, 85301G (4 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.977203
Show Author Affiliations
Benjamin Anderson, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Sheng Ting Hung, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Katholieke Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8530:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2012
Gregory J. Exarhos; Vitaly E. Gruzdev; Joseph A. Menapace; Detlev Ristau; M J Soileau, Editor(s)

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