23 September 1994 Fast photomechanical effects in a polymer optical fiber
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Abstract
We report on the demonstration of a fast photomechanical effect where a 5 ns laser pulse induces a length change in a polymer optical fiber that displaces an 8 gm mass by about 5 nm. Two equally dominant mechanisms appear to be responsible: a fast response that follows the 5 ns laser pulse and a slower response that decays with a 12 ns time constant. Accelerations of at least 6 X 108 m/s2 are observed. These effects are modeled with an electrostrictive mechanism. The calculated length change is consistent with the measured value.
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Shiliang Zhou, Mark G. Kuzyk, "Fast photomechanical effects in a polymer optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 2285, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials VII, (23 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187508; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.187508
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