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  • Editor: Zhiping (James) Zhou
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 197–201

High-contrast, high-resolution photochromic silicone polymer based on photoswitchable [Ru(bpy)2OSO]PF6 building blocks

Kristin Springfeld, Volker Dieckmann, and Mirco Imlau  »View Author Affiliations

Photonics Research, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 197-201 (2013)

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The implementation of photoinduced linkage isomerism in molecular-based optical materials represents a promising approach for the synthesis of high-contrast, high-resolution photosensitive materials that are necessary for high-density (holographic) data storage and/or real-three-dimensional (holographic) displays. The unsolved task of embedding a photofunctional coordination complex into a matrix like polymer polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) with photoinduced isomerism of a SO-bond in the sulfoxide compound [Ru(bpy)2OSO]PF6 is addressed. This approach allows to preserve the spectral properties within the solid dielectric environment, with an impact of PDMS on population and relaxation dynamics. All data are discussed in the framework of photofunctionality, storage, and display applications.

© 2013 Chinese Laser Press

OCIS Codes
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(210.0210) Optical data storage : Optical data storage
(160.5335) Materials : Photosensitive materials

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Original Manuscript: July 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2013
Published: November 19, 2013

Kristin Springfeld, Volker Dieckmann, and Mirco Imlau, "High-contrast, high-resolution photochromic silicone polymer based on photoswitchable [Ru(bpy)2OSO]PF6 building blocks," Photon. Res. 1, 197-201 (2013)

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