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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2009
  • pp: 384–389

Photoinduced optical retardation in mesostructured dye-doped films investigated by an imaging pump-probe technique

I.-G. Marino, D. Delmonte, F. Pessini, P. P. Lottici, L. Cristofolini, J. García-Macedo, A. Franco, and G. Valverde-Aguilar  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 3, pp. 384-389 (2009)

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The photoinduced optical retardation in mesostructured polymeric materials containing photo-orientable dyes has been investigated as a function of time and pump irradiance by an imaging pump-probe technique. The mesostructured samples show higher maximum retardation and lower residual anisotropy than amorphous ones. Several hypotheses are made to explain both results, taking into account the influence of the mesostructures on the chromophores. The retardation-irradiance curves measured in different samples are fitted against current available models.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

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Original Manuscript: September 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 15, 2008
Published: February 4, 2009

I.-G. Marino, D. Delmonte, F. Pessini, P. P. Lottici, L. Cristofolini, J. García-Macedo, A. Franco, and G. Valverde-Aguilar, "Photoinduced optical retardation in mesostructured dye-doped films investigated by an imaging pump-probe technique," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 384-389 (2009)

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