Doped polymer films with high nonlinear refractive indices

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-349
Journal / PublicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Publication statusPublished - 1995


Title8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS '95)
PlaceUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period30 October - 2 November 1995


Nonlinear refractive indices n2 of two push-pull azobenzene doped polymer materials have been measured using the single beam Z-scan method. The value is as high as 1.7 × 10-6 cm2/W, and is nearly one to two orders of magnitude larger than those reported.