Time-resolved study of electro-optic property in itaconate copolymer bearing an aminonitrostilbene chromophore

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The second-order nonlinear optical (NLO) itaconite copolymer was synthesized to study the effect of temperature and time on the electro-optic effect. The aminonitrostilbene chromophore was synthesized to be bound to itaconate polymer backbone. Particularly, two chromophoric groups were present to enhance the dipole moment in one repeating unit of polyitaconate. The resistance and electric potential between the two electrodes were characterized with temperature. The electro-optic signal and coefficient were investigated using the modified reflection technique. The time-resolved study gave much information on how the electro-optic property can be brought about. Temporal stability was also observed at various temperatures, which is around and far below glass transition temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1709-1717
Number of pages9
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Electro-optic
  • Itaconate copolymer
  • Pulse poling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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