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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2006
  • pp: 7928–7937

Photorefractivity of poly- N -vinylindole-based materials as compared with that of poly- N -vinylcarbazole-based blends

Marco Angiuli, Francesco Ciardelli, Arturo Colligiani, Francesco Greco, Annalisa Romano, Giacomo Ruggeri, and Elpidio Tombari  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 30, pp. 7928-7937 (2006)

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The asymmetric two-beam coupling technique has been employed to measure the photorefractivity of thin films of polymer blends containing 2,5-dimethyl-4-(p-nitrophenylazo)anisole as the nonlinear optical component. Poly-(1-vinylindole) and poly-(2,3-dimethyl-1-vinylindole) were the photoconductive polymer counterparts. The values of the photorefractivity are reported. It appears that they are comparable with those of similar blends based on the well-known poly-(9-vinylcarbazole) (PVK), here considered as a reference standard. Careful differential scanning calorimetry analyses have been accomplished on the different blends taken into account to rationalize the significantly longer shelf lifetime of the indolyl-based films with respect to the PVK-based blends.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.5320) Materials : Photorefractive materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.5330) Nonlinear optics : Photorefractive optics
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

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Original Manuscript: March 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2006

Marco Angiuli, Francesco Ciardelli, Arturo Colligiani, Francesco Greco, Annalisa Romano, Giacomo Ruggeri, and Elpidio Tombari, "Photorefractivity of poly-N-vinylindole-based materials as compared with that of poly-N-vinylcarbazole-based blends," Appl. Opt. 45, 7928-7937 (2006)

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