Abstract

The microstructure of a poled surface-relief grating of an azobenzene side-chain polymer film is investigated. From the in situ monitoring of diffraction efficiency and second-harmonic generation, as well as dynamic-contact electrostatic force microscopy images, the point group symmetry of C2v is identified. The polarization-dependent electro-optic measurement of the reflected diffraction order further confirms the optically biaxial structure of the poled surface-relief grating.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Photoinduction of surface-relief gratings during all-optical poling of polymer films

Aleksandra Apostoluk, Jean-Michel Nunzi, and CĂ©line Fiorini-Debuisschert
Opt. Lett. 29(1) 98-100 (2004)

Poled polymer thin-film gratings studied with far-field optical diffraction and second-harmonic near-field microscopy

R. D. Schaller, R. J. Saykally, Y. R. Shen, and F. Lagugné-Labarthet
Opt. Lett. 28(15) 1296-1298 (2003)

Diffraction efficiency increase by corona discharge in photoinduced surface-relief gratings on an azo polymer film

Katsuhiro Munakata, Kenji Harada, Hitoshi Anji, Masahide Itoh, Toyohiko Yatagai, and Shinsuke Umegaki
Opt. Lett. 26(1) 4-6 (2001)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription