The importance of electrochromic effects in the ellipsometric determination of the electro-optic coefficient of poled polymer films is discussed. A relation between electrochromism and the complex electro-optic coefficient is proposed. The dispersion of the electro-optic coefficient for the charge-transfer molecules is shown to follow the simple two-level model.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 21, 1992
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 1992
Published: December 1, 1992
Koen Clays and Jay S. Schildkraut, "Dispersion of the complex electro-optic coefficient and electrochromic effects in poled polymer films," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 2274-2282 (1992)