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Molecular Electronic Devices Based On Electrooptical Behavior Of Heme-Like Molecules
Author(s): B. Simic-Glavaski
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses application of the electrically modulated and unusually strong Raman emitted light produced by an adsorbed monolayer of phthalocyanine molecules on silver electrode or silver bromide substrates and on neural membranes. The analysis of electronic energy levels in semiconducting silver bromide and the adsorbed phthalocyanine molecules suggests a lasing mechanism as a possible origin of the high enhancement factor in surface enhanced Raman scattering. Electrically modulated Raman scattering may be used as a carrier of information which is drawn fran the fast intramolecular electron transfer aN,the multiplicity of quantum wells in phthalocyanine molecules. Fast switching times on the order of 10-13 seconds have been measured at room temperature. Multilevel and multioutput optical signals have also been obtained fran such an electrically modulated adsorbed monolayer of phthalocyanine molecules which can be precisely addressed and interrogated. This may be of practical use to develop Nlecular electronic devices with high density memory and fast parallel processing systems with a typical 1020 gate Hz/cm2 capacity at room temperature for use in optical computers. The paper also discusses the electrooptical modulation of Raman signals obtained from adsorbed bio-compatible phthalocyanine molecules on nerve membranes. This optical probe of neural systems can be used in studies of complex information processing in neural nets and provides a possible method for interfacing natural and man-made information processing devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1986
PDF: 23 pages
Proc. SPIE 0634, Optical and Hybrid Computing, (13 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964015
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B. Simic-Glavaski, Case Western Reserve University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0634:
Optical and Hybrid Computing
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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