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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1998
  • pp: 909–911

Electro-optical characterization of a 2-cyclo-octylamino-5-nitropyridine thin organic crystal film

Alexander Leyderman and Yunlong Cui  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 909-911 (1998)

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2-cyclo-octylamino-5-nitropyridine (COANP) single crystals were grown between transparent plates coated with indium tin oxide. The Pockels effect of the crystals was analyzed by an ac modulation method. The figure of merit of electro-optic phase retardation of the COANP crystals is estimated to be 4.2×10-12 m/V . The crystals were protected by the plates, and the figure of merit of the phase retardation of the crystals did not decrease with time. We believe that the crystal-growth method described is applicable to other organic compounds whose crystal growth from a melt is feasible.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(310.0310) Thin films : Thin films

Alexander Leyderman and Yunlong Cui, "Electro-optical characterization of a 2-cyclo-octylamino-5-nitropyridine thin organic crystal film," Opt. Lett. 23, 909-911 (1998)

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