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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 846–853

Syntheses and nonlinear optical properties of nonaggregated metallophthalocyanines

Minquan Tian, Suichi Yanagi, Keisuke Sasaki, Tatsuo Wada, and Hiroyuki Sasabe  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 846-853 (1998)

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Hexadecakis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-substituted vanadyl and zinc phthalocyanines, and hexadecakis(ethoxy)vanadylphthalocyanine, were synthesized and characterized. Their aggregation properties were studied by evaluation of the concentration dependence of absorption spectra. Hexadecakis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-substituted metallophthalocyanines were found to be nonaggregated phthalocyanines even in the condensed state. However, nonfluorinated hexadecakis(ethoxy)vanadylphthalocyanine showed a redshift of the Q band in the solid state. The third-order nonlinear optical properties of these phthalocyanine films were studied by electroabsorption measurement in terms of molecular structure and aggregation. The aggregation effect enhances the macroscopic third-order nonlinearity of metallophthalocyanine. Among nonaggregated hexadecakis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-substituted metallophthalocyanines, zinc phthalocyanine was found to have a larger macroscopic third-order nonlinearity than the vanadyl compound.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

Minquan Tian, Suichi Yanagi, Keisuke Sasaki, Tatsuo Wada, and Hiroyuki Sasabe, "Syntheses and nonlinear optical properties of nonaggregated metallophthalocyanines," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 846-853 (1998)

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