Three-photon absorption enhancement in a symmetrical charge transfer fluorene derivative
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Chem. Phys. Lett.
CROSS-SECTION; ONE-PHOTON; FLUORESCENCE; EXCITATION; MICROSCOPY; COMPOUND; DESIGN; PHASE; Chemistry, Physical; Physics, Atomic, Molecular & Chemical
In this letter we report the three-photon absorption-induced upconversion fluorescence emission and the three-photon absorption cross-section of two fluorene derivatives with D-pi-D (9,9-didecyl-2,7-bis-(N,N-diphenylamino)fluorene) and D-pi-A ((7-benzothiazol-2-yl-9,9-didecylfluoren-2-yl)diphenylamine) structural motifs. The three-photon absorption cross-section of the D-pi-D analog (sigma(3)(') = 82 x 10(-78) cm(6) s(2) photon(-2)) is 2.2 times greater than that of its D-pi-A counterpart (sigma(3)' = 37 x 10(-78) cm(6) s(2) photon(2)), showing that symmetric charge transfer enhances 3PA. The three-photon-excitation of these two compounds in hexane solution (9.8 x 10(-3) M) was accomplished with a tunable OPG pumped by picosecond laser pulses. The three-photon absorption coefficients were measured using an open aperture Z-scan technique. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Chemical Physics Letters
"Three-photon absorption enhancement in a symmetrical charge transfer fluorene derivative" (2004). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 4418.