Systematic behavior of electro-optic chromophore photostability
Abbreviated Journal Title
PHOTOINDUCED BIREFRINGENCE; POLYMER; MODULATORS; STABILITY; MATRICES; Optics
The wavelength dependence of the one-photon absorption-induced photodegradation rate has been measured from the visible to the near IR for a variety of electro-optic chromophore-doped polymers. Systematic behavior is identified. The lifetime of the electra-optic activity is found to increase exponentially over 4-6 orders of magnitude for wavelengths ranging from peak of absorption, typically in the visible, to similar to 1000 nm. Many popular chromophores developed for electro-optics over the past 10 years are compared. (C) 2000 Optical Society of America. OCIS codes: 1.90.0190, 250.2080.
"Systematic behavior of electro-optic chromophore photostability" (2000). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7857.