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Photo-physical properties and OPL of some new longer thiophenyl-containing arylalkynyl Pt(II) compounds
Author(s): Eirik Glimsdal; Marcus Carlsson; Bertil Eliasson; Robert Westlund; Mikael Lindgren
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Paper Abstract

The photo-physical and optical power limiting (OPL) properties of several new thiophenyl-containing arylalkynyl Pt(II) complexes with longer arylalkynyl groups, named ATP3, ATP4, ATP6 and ATP7 were studied. Thiophene units were introduced into the structure as an attempt to modify photo-physical properties and OPL capability. The new compounds have their thiophene rings either close to the Pt-atom (ATP7), in the middle of the chain (ATP3), or at the terminal end (ATP4). The measurement results were compared with those of the earlier studied PE3 compound. ATP6 is similar to ATP4, but with methoxy groups in the arylalkynyl ligands. Just as PE3, all thiophenyl derivatives showed large intersystem crossing capabilities and triplet phosphorescence, thus having the potential of large nonlinear absorption and good OPL performance. All compounds are characterized by absorption and emission spectra, quantum yield, luminescence decay (fluorescence and phosphorescence) and two-photon absorption capabilities at 780 nm, and compared to the properties of the PE3 compound. Also analogous triazole-containing compounds, abbreviated Z1, Z2 and Z3, were studied in the same way, and compared to the earlier studied Pt1-G1 compound. The OPL performance of all compounds were measured, and clamping levels of approximately 2.5 to 5 μJ pulse energy from 30 mM (ATP) and 50 mM (triazole) concentration samples were found. All compounds possess high transmission in the visible region and fluorescence quantum yields in the order of 10−2 (ATP) and 10−3 (triazoles).

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6740, Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology IV, 67400M (16 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737696
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Eirik Glimsdal, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Univ. (Norway)
Marcus Carlsson, Umeå Univ. (Sweden)
Bertil Eliasson, Umeå Univ. (Sweden)
Robert Westlund, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (Sweden)
Mikael Lindgren, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Univ. (Norway)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6740:
Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology IV
James G. Grote; Francois Kajzar; Mikael Lindgren, Editor(s)

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