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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1992–2000

Photodegradation of azobenzene nonlinear optical chromophores: the influence of structure and environment

Adriana Galvan-Gonzalez, Michael Canva, George I. Stegeman, Ludmila Sukhomlinova, Robert J. Twieg, Kwok Pong Chan, Tony C. Kowalczyk, and Hilary S. Lackritz  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 1992-2000 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001992


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Abstract

The photodegradation of a variety of donor–acceptor-substituted azobenzene nonlinear optical chromophores has been studied. The variables examined that influence the rate of degradation include chromophore and host polymer structure, irradiation wavelength, temperature, and atmosphere.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

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Adriana Galvan-Gonzalez, Michael Canva, George I. Stegeman, Ludmila Sukhomlinova, Robert J. Twieg, Kwok Pong Chan, Tony C. Kowalczyk, and Hilary S. Lackritz, "Photodegradation of azobenzene nonlinear optical chromophores: the influence of structure and environment," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1992-2000 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-12-1992


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