Title

Photostability enhancement of an azobenzene photonic polymer

Authors

Authors

A. Galvan-Gonzalez; K. D. Belfield; G. I. Stegeman; M. Canva; K. P. Chan; K. Park; L. Sukhomlinova;R. J. Twieg

Comments

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Keywords

NONLINEAR-OPTICAL CHROMOPHORES; PHOTODEGRADATION; STABILITY; PROGRESS; Physics, Applied

Abstract

We have found that the presence of a methacrylate group on an azobenzene electro-optic chromophore can provide an enhancement in photostability of up to one or two orders of magnitude. Systematic studies involving the change in chromophore structure and atmospheric environment indicate that the photostabilization is due to antioxidant action by the unsaturated functional group. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics. [S0003-6951(00)00540-4].

Journal Title

Applied Physics Letters

Volume

77

Issue/Number

14

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

2083

Last Page

2085

WOS Identifier

WOS:000089524900001

ISSN

0003-6951

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