Photoconductivity and electro-optic effect in main- and side-chain photorefractive polymers

Tetsuya Aoyama, Tatsuo Wada, Ya Dong Zhang, Takafumi Sassa, Hiroyuki Sasabe, Keisuke Sasaki, Yasuhiro Koike

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We examined photoconductive, electro-optic and photorefractive properties of three kinds of photorefractive polymers: a carbazole main-chain polymer, and main- and side-chain polymers in which additional functional group was introduced. We observed enhanced photorefractive properties in the main- and side-chain polymers. A large net gain of over 100 cm-1 was obtained after poling at an elevated temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-208
Number of pages4
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section B: Nonlinear Optics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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