Synthesis and Electrooptic Properties of a New Chromophore Dispersed or Grafted in a Carbazolyl Methacrylate Matrix

C. Maertens, C. Detrembleur, P. Dubois, R. Jérôme, Pierre Alexandre Blanche, Ph C. Lemaire

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Abstract

A copolymer of [11-(N-carbazolyl)undecyl methacrylate] and ethyl (E)-2-cyano-3[5-(5-(4-methacryloyloxy)piperidino-2-thienylcarbonyl)-2-thienyl]- 2-propenoate has been prepared. The photoconductivity and the electrooptic properties of a hot-pressed thin film of this copolymer have been measured and compared with the properties of the dispersion of ethyl (E)-2-cyano-3[5-(5-piperidino-2-thienylcarbonyl)-2-thienyl]-2-propenoate within a poly[11-(N-carbazolyl)undecyl methacrylate] matrix. The electrooptic coefficient has been measured by both interferometric and polarimetric techniques. The interferometric technique was not appropriated because the strong electric field applied to the electrodes changes the film thickness of these low Tg materials. A value of up to 5 pm/V for the figure of merit n3(r13 - r33) has been reported for the dispersed material, which is 10 times higher than the corresponding grafted material, and a linear relationship between the poling intensity and the electrooptic coefficient has been observed for the two materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1010-1016
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry of Materials
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Maertens, C., Detrembleur, C., Dubois, P., Jérôme, R., Blanche, P. A., & Lemaire, P. C. (1998). Synthesis and Electrooptic Properties of a New Chromophore Dispersed or Grafted in a Carbazolyl Methacrylate Matrix. Chemistry of Materials, 10(4), 1010-1016.