Photostability enhancement of an azobenzene photonic polymer

A. Galvan-Gonzalez, K. D. Belfield, G. I. Stegeman, M. Canva, K. P. Chan, K. Park, L. Sukhomlinova, R. J. Twieg

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We have found that the presence of a methacrylate group on an azobenzene electro-optic chromophore can provide an enhancement in photostability of up to one or two orders of magnitude. Systematic studies involving the change in chromophore structure and atmospheric environment indicate that the photostabilization is due to antioxidant action by the unsaturated functional group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2083-2085
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Oct 2 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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