International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online)

Optical Characterization and Properties of Polymeric Materials for Optoelectronic and Photonic Applications
A. N. Alias, Z. M. Zabidi, A.M.M. Ali, M. K. Harun, M.Z.A. Yahya

Abstract
The optical properties of polymers attract considerable attention because of their potential optoelectronic applications, such as in polymer-based light-emitting diodes, light electrochemical cells, and solar cells. To optimize the performance of optoelectronic and photonic devices, some polymers are modified through the introduction of specific end groups, copolymerization, grafting, crosslinking, blending, and hybridization with other inorganic polymers. All these techniques affect the optical properties of the polymer. This paper reviews the fundamental emission and optical properties, such as absorption, reflection, and polarization effect, of numerous polymer materials. These aspects are important to be considered in optoelectronic devices.

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