Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology. Section A. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, Vol.294, 267-270, 1997
Nonlinear-Optical Properties of Poled Films of Side-Chain Polymers
The poling process in nonlinear optical (NLO) polymer films is studied by the second harmonic generation (SHG) and optical retardation measurements. The PMSt polymer is used as a NLO chromophore whose dipole moment is aligned transverse to the main-chain backbone. Both the optical retardation and the SHG intensity increase during poling process and decay after poling in the same fashion. The optical retardation is found to be more sensitive to the thermal fluctuations than the SHG.