Self-Induced Light Polarization Rotation in Azobenzene-Containing Polymers

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2000

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We report here a light-induced phenomenon--a self-induced rotation of the azimuth of elliptically polarized light passing through photobirefringent azopolymers. The experiments are carried out with films of amorphous and liquid-crystalline polymers. It has been shown that the induced rotation angle depends on the ellipticity of the input light. A theoretical analysis of the phenomenon has been done and it has been shown that light induces chiral structure in the polymer films. (C) 2000 American Institute of Physics. [S0003-6951(00)02731-5].
Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Publication date2000
Volume77
Journal number5
Pages657-659
ISSN0003-6951
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StatePublished
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