Title

One- and two-photon fluorescence anisotropy of selected fluorene derivatives

Authors

Authors

K. D. Belfield; M. V. Bondar; J. M. Hales; A. R. Morales; O. V. Przhonska;K. J. Schafer

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Fluoresc.

Keywords

two-photon excitation anisotropy; steady-state fluorescence; transition; dipole moments; fluorene derivatives; HYDROCARBON REGION; CROSS-SECTIONS; EXCITATION; POLARIZATION; RELAXATION; ABSORPTION; MICROVISCOSITY; FLUOROPHORES; CHROMOPHORES; MOLECULES; Biochemical Research Methods; Chemistry, Analytical; Chemistry, Physical

Abstract

The steady-state excitation anisotropy spectra of fluorene derivatives were measured in viscous solvents, under the one- and two-photon excitation, over a broad spectral range (UV-Visible). The orientation of their absorption transition moments for the first, S-0 --> S-1, and second, S-0 --> S-2, excited states were determined. It was shown experimentally that a decrease in the angle between S-0 --> S-1 and S-0 --> S-2 transitions corresponded to an increased value of two-photon absorption (2PA) cross section for these molecules. Two-photon excitation anisotropy was nearly constant over the spectral region investigated (in contrast to one-photon excitation anisotropy spectra) and can be roughly explained by a simple model of 2PA based on the single intermediate state approximation. For comparison, the same trend in two-photon excitation anisotropy was observed for Rhodamine B in glycerol.

Journal Title

Journal of Fluorescence

Volume

15

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

3

Last Page

11

WOS Identifier

WOS:000227216700002

ISSN

1053-0509

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