Atmospheric effects on corona poling of nonlinear optical doped polymer films

Shelly J. Bethke*, Stephen G. Grubb, Hilary L. Hampsch, John M. Torkelson

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Abstract

The effect of poling atmosphere and voltage polarity on the second harmonic generation (SHG) and surface voltage of corona poled polymer films has been investigated. Poling is used to orient the guest nonlinear optical (NLO) dopants into the noncentrosymmetric orientation required to observe SHG signal. Poly(methyl methacrylate) films doped with disperse orange 3, an NLO dye, were poled with positive and negative polarity corona discharges in humid and dry air, helium and nitrogen atmospheres. The effect of the poling polarity and the atmosphere on the temporal stability of the second harmonic signal is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsNasser Peygambarian
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages260-271
Number of pages12
Volume1216
ISBN (Print)0819402575
StatePublished - Dec 1 1990
EventNonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Duration: Jan 16 1990Jan 17 1990

Other

OtherNonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Photonic Switching
CityLos Angeles, CA, USA
Period1/16/901/17/90

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Bethke, S. J., Grubb, S. G., Hampsch, H. L., & Torkelson, J. M. (1990). Atmospheric effects on corona poling of nonlinear optical doped polymer films. In N. Peygambarian (Ed.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1216, pp. 260-271). Publ by Int Soc for Optical Engineering.