Electro-optic guest-host system containing azobenzene chromophores in PMMA matrix


  • Anna Kozanecka-Szmigiel Warsaw University of Technology
  • Krzysztof Świtkowski Warsaw University of Technology
  • Bronisław Pura Warsaw University of Technology
  • Ewa Schab-Balcerzak Warsaw University of Technology
  • Mariola Siwy Warsaw University of Technology




A guest-host polymer system was formed from poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) and the synthesized N-ethyl-N-(2-hydroxylethyl)-4-(2-cyano-4-nitrophenylazo)aniline azobenzene chromophore. Linear optical properties have been determined for thin polymer films prepared by a spin-coating method. For the film poled in a moderate electric field the value of electro-optic (E-O) coefficient was measured by a simple reflection technique proposed by Teng and Man.

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How to Cite

A. Kozanecka-Szmigiel, K. Świtkowski, B. Pura, E. Schab-Balcerzak, and M. Siwy, “Electro-optic guest-host system containing azobenzene chromophores in PMMA matrix”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 1, no. 4, pp. pp. 181–183, Dec. 2009.