Projects per year
By using hyper-Rayleigh scattering experiments and quantum-chemical calculations, we demonstrate that nonlinear optics can be used to probe unequivocally, within a non-destructive process, the multiple electronic states that are activated upon pH- and light-triggered transformations of the 4a-hydroxyflavylium ion. These results open new perspectives in the design of molecular-scale high-density optical memory. Remember this: Hyper-Raleigh scattering measurements provide evidence for large variations of the quadratic nonlinear optical responses to pH-triggered transformations of the 4a-hydroxyflavylium ion. By exploiting the capability of nonlinear optics to probe the electronic states without triggering uncontrolled photoconversions, the network of interconverting processes in this system might be a basis for the development of high-density multiple-storage optical memory.
- flavylium ions
- hyper-Rayleigh scattering
- nonlinear optical switches
- quantum chemical calculations
CHAMPAGNE, B., De Vos, D., Van der Auweraer, M., Jérôme, C., Lazzaroni, R., Marin, G., Jonas, A., Du Prez, F., Vanderzande, D., Van Tendeloo, G., Van Speybroeck, V., NENON, S. & STAELENS, N.
1/04/12 → 30/09/17
1/09/09 → 31/08/14