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Atmospheric effects on corona poling of nonlinear optical doped polymer films
Author(s): Shelly J. Bethke; Stephen G. Grubb; Hilary S. Lackritz; John M. Torkelson
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Paper Abstract

The effect of poling atmosphere and voltage polarity on the second harmonic generation (SHG) and surface voltage of corona poled doped polymer films has been investigated. Poling is used to orient the guest nonlinear optical (NLO) dopants into the noncentrosymmetric orientation required to observe SHG signal. Poly(methyl methacrylate) films doped with disperse orange 3, an NLO dye, were poled with positive and negative polarity corona discharges in humid and dry air, helium and nitrogen atmospheres. The effect of the poling polarity and the atmosphere on the temporal stability of the second harmonic signal is discussed.

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Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1216, Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18130
Show Author Affiliations
Shelly J. Bethke, Amoco Technology Co. (United States)
Stephen G. Grubb, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Hilary S. Lackritz, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
John M. Torkelson, Northwestern Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1216:
Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching
Nasser Peyghambarian, Editor(s)

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