Photoinduced nonlinear optical response in azobenzene-functionalized molecular glass
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|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
We show that mexylaminotriazine molecular glass functionalized with the azobenzene derivative Disperse Red 1 shows equally strong second-order nonlinear optical response as well-known polymers with the same photoactive component. Furthermore, even high chromophore loading does not adversely affect the nonlinear response. This suggests that chromophore-chromophore intermolecular interactions do not greatly limit the response of such molecular glasses, which therefore provide an excellent materials platform for nonlinear optical applications.