Optical properties of highly oriented poly(p-phenylene-vinylene)

D. Comoretto, F. Marabelli, P. Tognini, A. Stella, J. Cornil, D. A. Dos Santos, J. L. Bredas, D. Moses, G. Dellepiane

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Polarized near-normal-incidence reflectance, transmittance and ellipsometry measurements were performed to determine the complex refractive index of stretch-oriented poly(p-phenylene-vinylene) (PPV) films. A double grating Varian spectrometer model was used to measure optical reflectance and transmittance spectra. Correlated quantum-chemical calculations were also performed to compute optical constants of an 11-ring PPV oligomer. The analysis showed good agreement between experimental and computed values.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 22 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventMolecular Photonics: from Macroscopic to Nanoscopic Applications (EMRS Proceedings Symposium H) - Strasbourg, France
Duration: May 30 2000Jun 2 2000


  • Anisotropical complex refractive index
  • Poly(p-phenylene-vinylene)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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