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Optical switching behavior of dye-based Chiropticenes
Author(s): Robert R. Schumaker; James P. Parakka; Brenda S. Kesler; Stephen E. Branz; John D. Thoburn
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Paper Abstract

ChiropticenesTMare a novel class of designer molecular switch materials, which are triggered by a combination of both light and electric field. Chiropticenes contain an optically active (chiral) center and as a consequence provide two accessible equal energy states resembling the molecular elements of binary logic. Functioning as a chiroptical dipole switch, Chiropticenes promise broad applications in emerging optoelectronic and molecular electronic technologies. A synthetic protocol for the preparation of Anthraquinone dye based Chiropticenes is presented and their thermal/optical switching behavior in solid state is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4930, Advanced Optical Storage Technology, (17 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.483318
Show Author Affiliations
Robert R. Schumaker, California Molecular Electronics Corp. (United States)
James P. Parakka, California Molecular Electronics Corp. (United States)
Brenda S. Kesler, San Jose State Univ. (United States)
Stephen E. Branz, San Jose State Univ. (United States)
John D. Thoburn, Santa Clara Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4930:
Advanced Optical Storage Technology
Duanyi Xu; Seiya Ogawa, Editor(s)

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