4 April 2005 Optically induced gratings in azo-functionalized polymers studied by a moving grating technique
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Light-induced optical anisotropy have been studied by laser grating inscription method within the group of novel azobenzene functionalized polymers. Undergoing light-induced trans-cis-trans photoisomerisations azo-benzene groups were covalently bonded to the main chains of polymers. Two-wave mixing technique was employed to inscribe the amplitude and phase gratings in these polymers. Using two light polarization geometries s-s an s-p we were able to study differences in grating properties as well as ability of surface relief grating formation in studied class of polymers. The supplementary technique of moving grating was used as a tool for obtaining information on contribution of various reorientations of chromophores and main chains to light diffraction on the obtained periodic structures.
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Anna Sobolewska, Anna Sobolewska, Andrzej Miniewicz, Andrzej Miniewicz, Jaroslaw Kusto, Jaroslaw Kusto, Katarzyna Moczko, Katarzyna Moczko, Danuta Sek, Danuta Sek, Ewa Schab-Balcerzak, Ewa Schab-Balcerzak, Eugenia Grabiec, Eugenia Grabiec, Francois Kajzar, Francois Kajzar, } "Optically induced gratings in azo-functionalized polymers studied by a moving grating technique", Proc. SPIE 5724, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices VII, (4 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.592366; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.592366
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