Nonlinear Optical Properties of Conducting Polymers
Final rept. 1 Mar 1986-31 Mar 1989
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA INST FOR POLYMERS AND ORGANIC SOLIDS
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This dissertation presents the results of transient subnonosecond photoconductivity and electroabsorption spectroscopy of a variety of organic conjugated polymers. Although these two techniques may initially appear unrelated they actually probe many of the same quantities. In particular it will be shown that both techniques can provide information regarding the intrinsic anisotropy of quasi-one-dimensional polymeric systems. In addition, both experiments provide a sensitive measure of sample quality. Keywords Polymers Photoconductivity Electroabsorption Conjugated polymers Molecular physics.
- Polymer Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy