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The singular optical properties of phthalocyanines: from photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy to nonlinear optical applications (Invited Paper)
Author(s): Christian G. Claessens; Gema de la Torre; Tomas Torres
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Paper Abstract

Phthalocyanines and porphyrins are 18 π-electron aromatic macrocycles that possess singular optical properties. They were shown to be extremely efficient organic compounds in the fields of photodynamic therapy and optical limiting. This short review intends to give a short overview from the basic principles to the newest findings of phthalocyanines and derivatives in these two health-related research fields.

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Date Published: 22 April 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5830, 13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (22 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.618437
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Christian G. Claessens, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
Gema de la Torre, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
Tomas Torres, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5830:
13th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Sanka V. Gateva; Lachezar A. Avramov; Alexander A. Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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