Organic Polymers for Photorefractive Applications

B. Kippelen, Sandalphon, B. L. Volodin, K. Meerholz, N. Peyghambarian

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We review the physics of highly efficient low glass transition temperature photorefractive polymers. Different design approaches to photorefractivity in organic polymers are discussed. Frequency-dependent ellipsometry and dielectric experiments are presented in poly(N-vinylcarbazole)-based materials. Orientational enhancement effects that lead to high efficiencies are clearly identified. Observation of non-Bragg diffraction orders is reported and their properties including phase-conjugation and phase-doubling are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-235
Number of pages18
JournalACS Symposium Series
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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