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