Synthesis and Electrooptic Characterization of a Novel Highly Active Indoline Nitroazobenzene Methacrylate Copolymer

Iain Mcculloch*, Hong Tai Man, Brian Marr, Chia Chi Teng, Kigook Song

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A novel methacrylate copolymer was synthesized, and the electrooptic activity of poled thin films was measured. The electrooptically active group was an indoline nitroazobenzene chromophore which was incorporated as a side-chain pendant on a methacrylate backbone. Thin film electrooptical devices were fabricated and the chromophores aligned through thermal electrical poling. Electrooptical coefficient measurements revealed that high-field poled samples exhibited high nonlinear optical activity and that at electrical poling fields of 190 V/μm. electrooptic coefficients of up to 42 pm/V were obtained at 1.3 μm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-613
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry of Materials
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry

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