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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2005
  • pp: 3063–3068

Wavelength dependence of irreversible photobleaching of dye-doped polymer waveguide materials

Ed McKenna, Jiuzhi Xue, Regis Fan, Lou Bintz, Raluca Dinu, and Alan Mickelson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 15, pp. 3063-3068 (2005)

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We report the irreversible bleaching characteristics of 4-(dicyanomethylene)-2-methyl-6-(p-dimethyl aminostyryl)-4H-pyran (DCM) doped into perfluorocyclobutene (PFCB) and a new material known as DH-6 doped into amorphous polycarbonate (APC) by a monochromatic bleaching source. The wavelength dependent rate constants for the irreversible bleaching process are found, and the experimental bleaching characteristics are compared to the theoretical bleaching characteristics determined from a kinetic model of the bleaching process.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2005
Published: May 20, 2005

Ed McKenna, Jiuzhi Xue, Regis Fan, Lou Bintz, Raluca Dinu, and Alan Mickelson, "Wavelength dependence of irreversible photobleaching of dye-doped polymer waveguide materials," Appl. Opt. 44, 3063-3068 (2005)

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