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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 338–350

Modeling relaxation processes in poled electro-optic polymer films

R. D. Dureiko, D. E. Schuele, and K. D. Singer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 338-350 (1998)

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Chielectric spectroscopy, which is frequency-domain electric-field-induced second-harmonic generation, was developed to study the nonlinear optical response near the glass-transition temperature on short time scales. These measurements, along with time-domain second-harmonic generation and time- and frequency-domain dielectric measurements, were used to characterize the decay of poling-induced electro-optic properties of guest–host and side-chain methacrylate polymers that have glass-transition temperatures in the range 90<Tg<125 °C. Time- and frequency-dependent data were fitted with a three-level model. The temperature dependences of the time constants from the polymeric systems were then compared, and a scaling model for predicting useful lifetimes of poled electro-optic media is discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

R. D. Dureiko, D. E. Schuele, and K. D. Singer, "Modeling relaxation processes in poled electro-optic polymer films," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 338-350 (1998)

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