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Electric field effect on the persistent hole burning of quinone derivatives
Author(s): Tetsuya Nishimura; Eiji Yagyu; Motomu Yoshimura; Noriaki Tsukada; Tetsu Takeyama
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Paper Abstract

The capacity of optical memories can be enhanced by using extra dimensions to store the signals besides the spatial dimension. We have investigated the photochemical persistent hole burning (PHB) reaction in a series of quinone derivatives as the guest molecules. In wavelength dimension, we showed that 600 ultra-high multiple spectral holes can be recorded in a double layered system. To increase the multiplicity of spectral holes, we intended to use electric field as another dimension. We have investigated the influence of electric field effect (Stark effect) in the PHB reaction characteristics. We observed for the first time with the quinone derivative systems that the burnt holes were broadened and then diminished when the applied electric field was changed, and that they reappeared when the applied electric field was changed again to the initial value. Multiple hole formation in the electric field dimension and optical modulation by electric field were also achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1991
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1436, Photochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films, (1 March 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45111
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Tetsuya Nishimura, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Eiji Yagyu, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Motomu Yoshimura, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Noriaki Tsukada, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Tetsu Takeyama, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1436:
Photochemistry and Photoelectrochemistry of Organic and Inorganic Molecular Thin Films
Marcus F. Lawrence; Arthur Jesse Frank; S. Ramasesha; Carl C. Wamser, Editor(s)

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