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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 18 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 14106–14114

Two-photon induced polymer nanomovement

Hidekazu Ishitobi, Satoru Shoji, Tsunemi Hiramatsu, Hong-Bo Sun, Zouheir Sekkat, and Satoshi Kawata  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 14106-14114 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.014106


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Abstract

We present the first report of two-photon induced plastic surface deformation in solid polymer films. Exposure of azo polymer films, which absorb in the visible range (λmax=480 nm), to intense 920 nm irradiation leads to polarization dependent photofluidic polymer nanomovement caused by photoselective two-photon trans ↔ cis isomerization. The deformations were induced by a gradient of light intensity; and strongly depend on the wavelength and the polarization direction of the incident laser light and the position of the focused spot with respect to the plane of the polymer film.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: June 2, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2008
Published: August 26, 2008

Citation
Hidekazu Ishitobi, Satoru Shoji, Tsunemi Hiramatsu, Hong-Bo Sun, Zouheir Sekkat, and Satoshi Kawata, "Two-photon induced polymer nanomovement," Opt. Express 16, 14106-14114 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-18-14106


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