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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3846–3851

Photodegradation of polymer-dispersed perylene di-imide dyes

Nobuaki Tanaka, Nikolay Barashkov, Jerry Heath, and Wade N. Sisk  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 16, pp. 3846-3851 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.003846


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Abstract

Polymer-dispersed perylene di-imide dye photodegradation is investigated by monitoring the fluorescence intensity as a function of 532   nm laser pulses. Anaerobically irradiated polymer–dye films exhibited an accelerated decrease in fluorescence intensity, which was partially recovered upon exposure to oxygen. Decelerated photodegradation rates were observed for perylene di-imide ethanol solutions upon the addition of a singlet oxygen quenching antioxidant. These observations suggest reversible photoreduction and type II photo-oxidation as important photodegradation mechanisms. Type II photo-oxidation for perylene red 532   nm irradiation is supported by a singlet oxygen quantum yield of 0.09 ± 0.03 , determined via detection of time-resolved O 2 ( a 1 Δ g X 3 g     ) infrared phosphorescence.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.3130) Materials : Integrated optics materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2005

Citation
Nobuaki Tanaka, Nikolay Barashkov, Jerry Heath, and Wade N. Sisk, "Photodegradation of polymer-dispersed perylene di-imide dyes," Appl. Opt. 45, 3846-3851 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-16-3846


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