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Bistable photonic nanostructures based on molecular spin crossover complexes
Author(s): Gábor Molnár; Il'ya A. Gural'skyi; Lionel Salmon; William Nicolazzi; Carlos Quintero; Amal Akou; Khaldoun Abdul-kader; Gautier Félix; Tarik Mahfoud; Christian Bergaud; Carlos Bartual-Murgui; Christophe Thibault; Christophe Vieu; Azzedine Bousseksou
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we discuss the elaboration, optical properties and possible applications of thin films and nano-patterns of molecular spin crossover complexes. These bistable nanostructures can respond reversibly with fast response times to various external stimuli, such as temperature changes, application of an external pressure, light irradiation or exposure to gas/vapor molecules. The response can be either transient (gating) or non-volatile (switching) depending on the experimental conditions. We show that these assets provide a very appealing scope for a variety of applications including tunable photonic devices, thermal imaging and chemical sensors. In particular, we discuss three photonic application principles based on fluorescence energy transfer, grating diffraction and guided plasmon-polariton waves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8425, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices X, 842513 (25 April 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921849
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Gábor Molnár, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Il'ya A. Gural'skyi, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
National Taras Shevchenko Univ. (Ukraine)
Lionel Salmon, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
William Nicolazzi, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Carlos Quintero, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Amal Akou, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Khaldoun Abdul-kader, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Gautier Félix, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Tarik Mahfoud, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (Morocco)
Christian Bergaud, Lab. d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Carlos Bartual-Murgui, Lab. d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Christophe Thibault, Lab. d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Christophe Vieu, Lab. d'Analyse et d'Architecture des Systèmes, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)
Azzedine Bousseksou, Lab. de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Univ. de Toulouse (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8425:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices X
Hernán Ruy Míguez; Sergei G. Romanov; Lucio Claudio Andreani; Christian Seassal, Editor(s)

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