Two-photon-induced photochromic reactions in spirobenzopyran-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) thin-film waveguides

Ram Piyaket, Ilkan Çokgör, Frederick B. McCormick, Sadik Esener, Alexandre S. Dvornikov, Peter M. Rentzepis

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Abstract

We present experimental results of photochromic reactions induced by single- and two-photon excitations in a poly(methyl methacrylate) thin film doped with spirobenzopyran. We also demonstrate the operation of a spirobenzopyran-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) planar waveguide, prepared by cast spinning the media onto fused-quartz slides. The following phenomena were shown to take place in this waveguide: single-two-photon coloring, fluorescing, and bleaching. The results indicate that such devices may be suitable for many applications, including optical waveguides, volume optical storage, and optical sensors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1034
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume21
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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