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Two-Photon Absorption at Telecommunications Wavelengths in a Dipolar Chromophore with a Pyrrole Auxiliary Donor and Thiazole Auxiliary Acceptor

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posted on 25.05.2005, 00:00 authored by Luca Beverina, Jie Fu, Amalia Leclercq, Egbert Zojer, Peter Pacher, Stephen Barlow, Eric W. Van Stryland, David J. Hagan, Jean-Luc Brédas, Seth R. Marder
Three new dipolar chromophores based on a diaklyaminophenyl donor, a pyrrole auxiliary donor, a thiazole auxiliary acceptor, and strong heterocyclic acceptors have been synthesized. For one of these compounds we have measured a very large non-degenerate two-photon cross section of ca. 1500 GM in the near-IR telecommunications range using a pump−probe technique. Calculations indicate the cross section for degenerate two-photon absorption is likely to be ca. 60% of this value.