The optical and photoconductive fatigue of fast photorefractive polymers have been studied in a family of C60-sensitized polymer composites containing styrene-based chromophores with varying ionization potential. Changes in response time and in photoconductivity were studied for exposures up to 104 J/cm2. Increasing the chromophore ionization potential beyond that of the polyvinylcarbazole host was found to stabilize the response time. Studies of the electric-field dependence of the steady-state diffraction efficiency in various samples confirm the role of C60 anions as possible traps.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)