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29 October 1998 Electro-optical effects in thin crystalline films of meta-nitroaniline and 2-cyclo-octyl-amino-5-nitropyridine
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Meta-nitroaniline (mNA) and 2-cyclo-octylamino-5- nitropyridine (COANP) single crystal films with thickness of 5 to 20 micrometers were grown between two transparent fused quartz plates on which indium-tin-oxide layers were deposited. Both linear and quadratic electro-optic effects of the crystals were examined by an ac modulation method. The figures of merit for mNA and COANP are estimated to be 3.2 X 10-2 m/V and 4.2 X 10-12 m/V, respectively. The crystals were of high quality due to the excellent protection provided by the cells and the figure of merits of the crystals did not decrease with time. It is believed that the method adopted in the paper is applicable to electro-optic cell fabrication with other compounds if those crystals are grown from melt are feasible. It is suggested that the electro-optic cells have excellent potential use for device fabrication because of their durability and relative easy manipulation during crystal growth.
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Alexander Leyderman and Yulong Cui "Electro-optical effects in thin crystalline films of meta-nitroaniline and 2-cyclo-octyl-amino-5-nitropyridine", Proc. SPIE 3474, Second-Order Organic Nonlinear Optics, (29 October 1998);

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