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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1999
  • pp: 513–515

Zinc-tetrabenzoporphyrine-doped poly(methyl methacrylate): a new photochromic recording medium

O. V. Khodykin, S. J. Zilker, D. Haarer, and B. M. Kharlamov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 513-515 (1999)

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A photochromic reaction in Zn-tetrabenzoporphyrine-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) was investigated at room temperature. A one-quantum thermoreversible photoreaction could be initiated in the sample with 633-nm He–Ne laser irradiation. The photoreaction quantum yield depended strongly on the concentration of an additional electron acceptor. The changes of the refractive index were also measured.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(210.4770) Optical data storage : Optical recording
(260.5130) Physical optics : Photochemistry

O. V. Khodykin, S. J. Zilker, D. Haarer, and B. M. Kharlamov, "Zinc-tetrabenzoporphyrine-doped poly(methyl methacrylate): a new photochromic recording medium," Opt. Lett. 24, 513-515 (1999)

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