Novel experimental protocol for studying temporal decay of second-order nonlinear optical polymer properties: Quantitative analysis of coupling to polymer dynamics and conditions for temporal stability

Ali Dhinojwala*, Jacob C. Hooker, John M Torkelson

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Abstract

A new experimental approach has been developed which allows characterization of rotational dynamics of NLO chromophores in amorphous polymers over 12 decades in time, from 10-6 to 106 sec. Measurements over such a broad distribution in relaxation times are important not only in determining how the chromophore orientational dynamics are coupled to polymer dynamics but also in making accurate predictions of the temporal stability of technological interest. In particular, accurate characterization over a broad range of time scales reveals that NLO polymers meet technological requirements more easily than is predicted using a less complete characterization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationElectrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Organic Solid State Materials
EditorsAnthony F. Garito, Alex K-Y. Jen, Charles Y-C. Lee, Larry R. Dalton
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Pages443-448
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558992278
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the MRS 1993 Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1993Dec 3 1993

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Volume328
ISSN (Print)0272-9172

Other

OtherProceedings of the MRS 1993 Fall Meeting
CityBoston, MA, USA
Period11/29/9312/3/93

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Dhinojwala, A., Hooker, J. C., & Torkelson, J. M. (1994). Novel experimental protocol for studying temporal decay of second-order nonlinear optical polymer properties: Quantitative analysis of coupling to polymer dynamics and conditions for temporal stability. In A. F. Garito, A. K-Y. Jen, C. Y-C. Lee, & L. R. Dalton (Eds.), Electrical, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Organic Solid State Materials (pp. 443-448). (Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; Vol. 328). Publ by Materials Research Society.