Design, synthesis, nonlinear spectroscopy and applications of two-photon absorbing molecules

D. Beljonne*, Jean-Luc Bredas, B. H. Cumpston, J. Ehrlich, L. Erskine, A. A. Heikal, Z. Y. Hu, T. Kogej, I. Y.S. Lee, S. R. Marder, J. W. Perry, H. Rockel, S. Thayumanavan, X. L. Wu

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Large two-photon absorptivities in bis-donor diphenylpolyene derivatives were observed to determine their two-photon absorption spectra and to examine structure/two-photon spectra relationships. A simple bis donor-substituted stilbene had exceptionally large two-photon absorption cross section. Two-photon excitation of a variety of bis-donor diphenylpolyene derivatives in the presence of acrylate monomers led to the formation of polymers. With the two-photon absorbing molecule dissolved at 1% concentration in triacrylate monomer, an excitation of approximately 600 nm with an intensity of approximately 100 MW/cm 2 yielded cross-linked polymer spots.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 Las Vegas ACS Meeting - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Sep 7 1997Sep 12 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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