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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 67–77

Poling of visible chromophores in millimeter-thick PMMA host

Robert C. Hoffman, Andrew G. Mott, Michael J. Ferry, Timothy M. Pritchett, William Shensky, III, Joshua A. Orlicki, George R. Martin, Joseph Dougherty, Julia L. Leadore, Adam M. Rawlett, and Dong Hun Park  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 67-77 (2011)

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We report the direct high-voltage poling of the chromophores 4-methoxy-4’-nitrostilbene (MNS) and 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline (MNA) in a 1.2 mm thick polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) host. The DC fields used to pole the guest-host system varied in strength from 58 to 67 Vμm−1, and the presence of chromophore orientation in the poled samples was subsequently analyzed via Maker fringe analysis. We observed values of the SHG coefficient d33 of 0.7 to 1.75pm/V at 532nm.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

ToC Category:
Organics and Polymers

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

Robert C. Hoffman, Andrew G. Mott, Michael J. Ferry, Timothy M. Pritchett, William Shensky, Joshua A. Orlicki, George R. Martin, Joseph Dougherty, Julia L. Leadore, Adam M. Rawlett, and Dong Hun Park, "Poling of visible chromophores in millimeter-thick PMMA host," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 67-77 (2011)

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