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Optical manipulation of molecules for noncentrosymmetric optical device fabrication
Author(s): Celine Fiorini-Debuisschert; N. Prudhomme; Anne-Catherine Etile; Philippe Lefin; Paul Raimond; Jean-Michel Nunzi
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Paper Abstract

A challenging issue to design devices for photonic applications is to achieve a complete manipulation of the molecular order. Azo-dye aromatic polymers have been shown to offer interesting prospects for material engineering using light matter interactions. Dual-frequency irradiation using appropriate combinations of circular beams polarizations are demonstrated to enable full control of the molecular polar rotation. More recent results on photoinduced surface-relief gratings have also opened the way of molecular translation control using optical fields. Understanding of the relevant parameters of molecular translation processes is a key issue for optimization of such optomechanical effect: a simple model accounting qualitatively for the essential features of photoinduced surface-relief gratings is presented. It illustrates the application of optically powered molecular motors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3474, Second-Order Organic Nonlinear Optics, (29 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328565
Show Author Affiliations
Celine Fiorini-Debuisschert, CEA-LETI (France)
N. Prudhomme, CEA-LETI (France)
Anne-Catherine Etile, CEA-LETI (France)
Philippe Lefin, CEA-LETI (France)
Paul Raimond, CEA-LETI (France)
Jean-Michel Nunzi, CEA-LETI (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3474:
Second-Order Organic Nonlinear Optics
Manfred Eich, Editor(s)

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