Photoinduced Modifications of the Nonlinear Optical Response in Liquid Crystalline Azopolymers

  • Raquel Alicante

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 165-198

About this book


Nonlinear optical (NLO) phenomena such as frequency conversion have played a key role in the development of photonic technologies. This thesis reports a detailed study of the molecular response of a large variety of push-pull organic compounds using the Second Harmonic Generation technique, which will serve as a starting point for the investigation at the macroscopic scale of azobenzene-based liquid crystalline polymeric films and their blends with highly efficient NLO chromophores. These materials are designed with the aim of exploiting their photo-addressability in order to tailor their nonlinear behaviour. The magnitude and symmetry of their nonlinear response was successfully controlled via light irradiation and thermal treatments. Moreover, as a specific application, the recording of efficient NLO gratings was achieved and is described here.


Azobenzene-Based Liquid Crystalline Films Azopolymer Films EFISH Electric Field Induced Second Harmonic Liquid Crystalline Polymeric Films Non-linear Optical Grating Tailored Nonlinear Optical Properties

Authors and affiliations

  • Raquel Alicante
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  1. 1., Department of Condensed Matter PhysicsUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31755-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31756-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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