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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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)