Photodegradation of selected π-conjugated electro-optic chromophores

A. Galvan-Gonzalez, K. D. Belfield, G. I. Stegeman, M. Canva, S. R. Marder, K. Staub, G. Levina, R. J. Twieg

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Photodegradation properties of selected π-conjugated electro-optic chromophores were investigated in guest-host polymer formats. The properties were measured as a function of wavelength throughout the visible and up to 1.3 μm in the near infrared. The chromophore structure was varied to provide insight into its relationship with photostability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)756-763
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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