Reaction Dynamics and Applications in Patterning of Bisthienylcyclopentene-Based Photochromic Switches

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The structural and optical properties of the gel-forming photochromic switch 1,2-bis(2’-methyl-5’-{{((R) phenylethyl)amino}carbonyl}thienyl-3’-yl)cyclopentene are studied by means of the linear absorption and holographic grating techniques. The use of diffractive optics enables recording of holographic gratings with high long-term phase stability. The diffraction efficiency of the recorded holographic gratings approach values of 30% for low writing beam energies when diffusion is the rate determining factor. At higher writing pulse energies the competition between the diffusion and photodecomposition processes causes lower diffraction efficiencies. At irradiation doses above 10 mJ the spatial profile of the recorded gratings is strongly influenced by saturation effects. Because of the well-determined grating profile the holographic grating technique is potentially applicable for the quantitative characterisation of the diffusion process in photochromic gels.

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Periodical:

Solid State Phenomena (Volumes 97-98)

Edited by:

Stepas Janušonis

Pages:

207-214

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/SSP.97-98.207

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P.R. Hania et al., "Reaction Dynamics and Applications in Patterning of Bisthienylcyclopentene-Based Photochromic Switches", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 97-98, pp. 207-214, 2004

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April 2004

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