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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1998
  • pp: 2843–2851

Influence of the glass-transition temperature and the chromophore content on the grating buildup dynamics of poly(N-vinylcarbazole)-based photorefractive polymers

Reinhard Bittner, Christoph Bräuchle, and Klaus Meerholz  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2843-2851 (1998)

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The influence of the glass-transition temperature T g and the electro-optical chromophore content on the grating buildup dynamics in photorefractive polymer composites is investigated. The response times were found to be strongly dependent on both parameters. In the low-T g regime, composites of different chromophore content respond similarly quickly (200–500 ms), whereas significant differences occur for T g above the measurement (room) temperature. The composites with the highest chromophore content give the best steady-state performance; however, their response is much slower than that for those containing less chromophore.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics

Original Manuscript: August 25, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 1998
Published: May 10, 1998

Reinhard Bittner, Christoph Bräuchle, and Klaus Meerholz, "Influence of the glass-transition temperature and the chromophore content on the grating buildup dynamics of poly(N-vinylcarbazole)-based photorefractive polymers," Appl. Opt. 37, 2843-2851 (1998)

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