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  • Vol. 81, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 104–107

Birefringence in triphenylamine-containing polyheteroarylene films

G. M. Pavlov, N. A. Mikhaĭlova, N. A. Solovskaya, G. I. Nosova, and A. V. Yakimanskiĭ  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 81, Issue 2, pp. 104-107 (2014)

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When a polarized ray is obliquely incident on a film, rotating the film around an axis perpendicular to its surface results in birefringence (BR), which has been studied in a previous paper. Surface BR in triphenylamine-containing polyheteroarylene films has been investigated as a function of the angle of incidence of the light and the film thickness. The results made it possible to estimate the orientational-order parameter of fragments of the macromolecules in the near-surface layers, as well as to estimate the statistical segment length of the polyheteroarylene chains.

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(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

Original Manuscript: November 20, 2013
Published: March 24, 2014

G. M. Pavlov, N. A. Mikhaĭlova, N. A. Solovskaya, G. I. Nosova, and A. V. Yakimanskiĭ, "Birefringence in triphenylamine-containing polyheteroarylene films," J. Opt. Technol. 81, 104-107 (2014)

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