Phase stability of guest/host photorefractive polymers studied by light scattering experiments

E. Hendrickx, B. L. Volodin, D. D. Steele, J. L. Maldonado, J. F. Wang, B. Kippelen, N. Peyghambarian

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Abstract

We report on light scattering measurements in guest/host photorefractive polymers doped with different polar dyes as a function of temperature and sample composition. Crystallization processes of the polar dye are found to follow a nucleation and growth mechanism. The structure and melting point of the polar dye, the storage temperature, and the amount of plasticizer are shown to exert a major influence on the shelf lifetime of the samples. New composites with high efficiency and long shelf lifetime are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1159-1161
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume71
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 1997

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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    Hendrickx, E., Volodin, B. L., Steele, D. D., Maldonado, J. L., Wang, J. F., Kippelen, B., & Peyghambarian, N. (1997). Phase stability of guest/host photorefractive polymers studied by light scattering experiments. Applied Physics Letters, 71(9), 1159-1161. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.119612