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Use of high- nonlinear optical chromophores in photorefractive polymers
Author(s): Klaus Meerholz; Reinhard Bittner; Christoph R. Braeuchle; Peter Boldt; T. Kirchberger; Juergen Wichern
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Paper Abstract

We report on the first use of high-(Beta) micrometers nonlinear- optical chromophores in photorefractive polymer composites based on poly(N-vinylcarbazole). We demonstrate that the photorefractive effect in these materials originates mostly from the electrooptic effect whereas in high-performance materials known to date the photorefractive effect mostly originates from an orientational birefringence resulting from a nonuniform orientation of the electrooptically active chromophores.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IX, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256161
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Klaus Meerholz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Reinhard Bittner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Christoph R. Braeuchle, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Peter Boldt, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
T. Kirchberger, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)
Juergen Wichern, Technische Univ. Braunschweig (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2852:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IX
Gustaaf R. Moehlmann, Editor(s)

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