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Second harmonic generation in poled molecularly doped polymer films : Push-pull butadienes in poly(methyl methacrylate) and polystyrene

Ray, PC and Das, PK (1994) Second harmonic generation in poled molecularly doped polymer films : Push-pull butadienes in poly(methyl methacrylate) and polystyrene. In: Chemical Physics Letters, 229 (4-5). pp. 415-420.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0009-2614(94)01062-5

Abstract

We report second harmonic generation in a new class of organic materials, namely donor-acceptor substituted all-trans butadienes doped in poly(methyl methacrylate) or polystyrene and oriented by corona poling at elevated temperatures. Second harmonic measurements were made at room temperature. The observed d33 coefficients are greater than those of potassium dihydrogen phosphate or 4-dimethylamino-4'-nitrostilbene doped in similar polymer matrices. Rotational diffusion coefficients estimated from the decay characteristics of the second harmonic intensity in the polymer films indicate that the polymer matrix plays a major role in stabilizing the dopants in a nonlinear optics conducive environment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science B.V.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2011 04:25
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 04:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/36079

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