Synthesis and Application of a New Diarylethene with Composite Properties for Polarization Holographic Recording


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A new unsymmetrical photochromic diarylethene bearing a benfuran and a thiophene aryl unit 1-(2-methyl-3-benfuran)-2-{2-methyl-5-[2-(1,3-dioxolane)]-3-thienyl}perfluorocyclopentene (1o) has been synthesized. It’s optoelectronic properties, such as photochromism in solution as well as in polymethylmethacrylate(PMMA) amorphous films, fluorescence and photon-mode polarization multiplexing holographic recording were investigated. Diarylethene 1o changed the color from colorless to red upon irradiation with 313 nm UV light, in which absorption maxima were observed at 509 nm in hexane and at 520 nm in PMMA amorphous film, respectively. This new photochromic system also exhibited remarkable fluorescence intensity and clear fluorescent switches by photo irradiation in solution. Finally, rewritable holographic optical storage using 1a was performed.



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B. Xu and H.Y. Li




S. H. He et al., "Synthesis and Application of a New Diarylethene with Composite Properties for Polarization Holographic Recording", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 583, pp. 113-116, 2012

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October 2012




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