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Resonance enhancement of two-photon absorption of phthalocyanines for 3D optical storage in the presence of hot-band absorption
Author(s): Nikolay Makarov; Mikhail Drobizhev; Aleksander Rebane; Desiree Peone; Heinz Wolleb; Heinz Spahni; Elena A. Makarova; Evgeny A. Lukyanets
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Paper Abstract

We study a new series of asymmetrical phthalocyanines with promising properties for two-photon 3D optical memory. The chromophores have a strong and narrow one-photon absorption (1PA) S0 -> S1 band at 730-760 nm, with a 200-400 cm-1 width. Tuning the laser frequency 500-1000 cm-1 below the S0 -> S1 band allows for very high values of two-photon absorption (2PA) cross-section &sgr;2 > 104 GM. At temperatures T < 110K the molecules can be switched between two tautomer forms by 2PA. We measure 2PA spectra as a function of frequency and sample temperature. We provide an analysis of changes in 2PA spectra and cross sections due to different substituent groups. As a result, we found that among the set of studied molecules, there is one which is the most promising for rewritable 3D optical memory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6470, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IX, 64700R (8 February 2007);
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Nikolay Makarov, Montana State Univ./Bozeman (United States)
Mikhail Drobizhev, Montana State Univ./Bozeman (United States)
Aleksander Rebane, Montana State Univ./Bozeman (United States)
Desiree Peone, Montana State Univ./Bozeman (United States)
Heinz Wolleb, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc. (Switzerland)
Heinz Spahni, Ciba Specialty Chemicals Inc. (Switzerland)
Elena A. Makarova, Organic Intermediates and Dyes Institute (Russia)
Evgeny A. Lukyanets, Organic Intermediates and Dyes Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6470:
Organic Photonic Materials and Devices IX
James G. Grote; Francois Kajzar; Nakjoong Kim, Editor(s)

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