Changes in Optical Properties of Azopolymers in an Electric Field
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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