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.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)