Introduction to the photorefractive effect in polymers

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After a brief historical introduction about photorefractive materials, this chapter provides an extensive overview of the mathematical modeling of the photorefractive effect in organic compounds. The theories of charge photogeneration, transport and trapping, as well as chromophore orientation in the space-charge field are detailed. We then discuss the different molecular species providing the respective functionalities to the PR effect: electroconductive matrices, nonlinear chromophores, photo-sensitizers, and plasticizers, along with the recent developments in the search for more effective materials. Several electrode geometries for different types of devices are described before a section on material characterization. This later include measurement techniques of the molecular properties such as energy levels, photoconduction, and index change, followed by the holographic setups such as four-wave mixing and two-beam coupling, along with the theory to extract the important parameters out of the measured quantities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Materials Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages1-63
Number of pages63
Volume240
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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NameSpringer Series in Materials Science
Volume240
ISSN (Print)0933033X

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Chromophores
Polymers
Photorefractive materials
Plasticizers
Charge trapping
Four wave mixing
Electric space charge
Organic compounds
Electron energy levels
Charge transfer
Electrodes
Geometry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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Blanche, P. A., & Lynn, B. (2016). Introduction to the photorefractive effect in polymers. In Springer Series in Materials Science (Vol. 240, pp. 1-63). (Springer Series in Materials Science; Vol. 240). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29334-9_1

Introduction to the photorefractive effect in polymers. / Blanche, Pierre Alexandre; Lynn, Brittany.

Springer Series in Materials Science. Vol. 240 Springer Verlag, 2016. p. 1-63 (Springer Series in Materials Science; Vol. 240).

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Blanche, PA & Lynn, B 2016, Introduction to the photorefractive effect in polymers. in Springer Series in Materials Science. vol. 240, Springer Series in Materials Science, vol. 240, Springer Verlag, pp. 1-63. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29334-9_1
Blanche PA, Lynn B. Introduction to the photorefractive effect in polymers. In Springer Series in Materials Science. Vol. 240. Springer Verlag. 2016. p. 1-63. (Springer Series in Materials Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29334-9_1
Blanche, Pierre Alexandre ; Lynn, Brittany. / Introduction to the photorefractive effect in polymers. Springer Series in Materials Science. Vol. 240 Springer Verlag, 2016. pp. 1-63 (Springer Series in Materials Science).
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