Optical processing with photochromic switches

Françisco M. Raymo, Massimiliano Tomasulo

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Abstract

The absorbance, fluorescence, and refractive index of a photochromic material can be modulated under the influence of optical stimulations. The reversible modification of these macroscopic properties is a result of photoinduced transformations at the molecular level. These processes can be exploited to mediate the interplay of optical signals and offer the opportunity to design and implement photonic devices for optical processing based on molecular components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3186-3193
Number of pages8
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume12
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 12 2006

Keywords

  • Fluorescence
  • Isomerization
  • Molecular devices
  • Photochemistry
  • Photochromism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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