1 November 1996 Use of high-<beta-mu> nonlinear optical chromophores in photorefractive polymers
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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.
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Klaus Meerholz, Klaus Meerholz, Reinhard Bittner, Reinhard Bittner, Christoph R. Braeuchle, Christoph R. Braeuchle, Peter Boldt, Peter Boldt, T. Kirchberger, T. Kirchberger, Juergen Wichern, Juergen Wichern, } "Use of high-<beta-mu> nonlinear optical chromophores in photorefractive polymers", Proc. SPIE 2852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials IX, (1 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256161; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.256161
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