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Nonlinear properties of photochromic materials for use in optical devices
Author(s): Alexander S. Dvornikov; Jacob N. Malkin; Peter M. Rentzepis
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the means for writing and reading information in a volume optical memory induced by two-photon processes. Photochromic materials based on reversible transformation of spiropyran molecules and polyacene photodimers have been used in 3D writing and reading with some success. The spectroscopic and physical properties of these materials are presented.

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Date Published: 23 July 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148444
Show Author Affiliations
Alexander S. Dvornikov, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Jacob N. Malkin, Univ. of California/Irvine (Israel)
Peter M. Rentzepis, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1852:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials
Shahab Etemad, Editor(s)

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