Measurement of electro-optic poling transient effects in polymer thin films

J. F. Valley, J. W. Wu

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We present transient measurements of the electro-optic response and the heterodyne technique used to monitor the poling process in-situ. Several of the measurements presented are made on a low-dopinglevel guest-host polymer to facilitate comparison with theory. Also presented are measurements on a stable poled side-chain polymer. The data indicate response rise and fall times of the order of milliseconds for the guest-host sample and the temperature dependence of those times is compared to the theoretical model. Good qualitative agreement between theory and experimental data is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)226-233
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1990
EventNonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Materials III 1990 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 8 Jul 199013 Jul 1990

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