29 August 2017 Elastomers for gratings showing mechanically tunable diffraction of light
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Proceedings Volume 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging; 1031313 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283835
Event: Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 2002, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Abstract
Recently we have started a project on a new type of azobenzene polymers, namely azobenzene elastomers (AEs). Our purpose is to investigate the coupling effects between mechanical stretching and photoisomerization of azobenzene and to explore the potential of using azobenzene elastomers for mechanically tunable optic or photonic devices. The polymer shown below is such a thermoplastic elastomer that is obtained by grafting an azobenzene side-chain liquid crystalline polymer (SCLCP) onto a styrene-butadiene-styrene triblock copolymer (SBS).1 The concentration of the azobenzene-SCLCP ranges from 10 to 20 wt %.
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Shuying Bai, "Elastomers for gratings showing mechanically tunable diffraction of light", Proc. SPIE 10313, Opto-Canada: SPIE Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, 1031313 (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2283835; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2283835
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