Changes in Optical Properties of Azopolymers in an Electric Field

  • V. Smokal Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • O. Kharchenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • O. Krupka Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • S. Studzinsky Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • N. Davidenko Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • V. Figà Euro-Mediterranean Institute of Science and Technology (IEMEST)
Keywords: polymers, aryl(meth)acrylates, electrooptical effect, azobenzene dyes, optical properties


We report the preliminary results obtained for polymers incorporating the azobenzene side-group as an optically active molecule. The reversible change of the thin film absorption is observed when illuminating it with monochromatic linearly polarized light under the applied external DC field. The magnotude of a change depends on the angle between the light polarization and the DC electric field direction.


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How to Cite
Smokal, V., Kharchenko, O., Krupka, O., Studzinsky, S., Davidenko, N., & Figà, V. (2020). Changes in Optical Properties of Azopolymers in an Electric Field. Ukrainian Journal of Physics, 65(8), 686.
Liquid crystals and polymers