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Title: Temperature dependence and the dispersion of nonlinear optical properties of chromophore-containing polyimide thin films

Detailed investigations of the quadratic nonlinear response of a series of new polyimides with covalently attached chromophore DR13 are performed by the Maker fringes method in the range of fundamental wavelength from 850 to 1450 nm. Polymer films with thickness of 100–400 nm were spin-coated on glass substrates and corona poled. For these materials, the maximum values of the second harmonic generation coefficients d{sub 33} are 80–120 pm/V. A red shift of the nonlinear response dispersion with respect to the linear absorption spectrum was observed for the DR13 chromophore. The temperature dependences of linear absorption and nonlinear coefficients d{sub 33} for studied structures are observed. It was found that the temperature changes of the absorption spectra lead to appreciable contribution to the value of the nonlinear coefficient d{sub 33}. The demonstrated high temperature stability (up to 120 °C) of chromophore-containing polyimide thin films makes it possible to eliminate the degradation of their nonlinear optical properties in the future applications of such structures.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ; ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [2] ; ; ;  [3]
  1. Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Academician Koptug ave. 1, 630090 Novosibirsk (Russian Federation)
  2. (Russian Federation)
  3. Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Bolshoi pr. 31, 199004 St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22402757
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 116; Journal Issue: 22; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ABSORPTION; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; COVALENCE; DISPERSIONS; HARMONIC GENERATION; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; POLYMERS; RED SHIFT; SPIN; STABILITY; SUBSTRATES; TEMPERATURE DEPENDENCE; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0273-0400 K; THICKNESS; THIN FILMS