TITLE

Ultrafast optical switching at the telecommunication wavelength by single electron transfer between fluorene-containing redox polymer and its counter anion

AUTHOR(S)
Nagamura, Toshihiko; Nagai, Yasuyuki; Furube, Akihiro; Murata, Shigeo
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;10/18/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 16, p3444
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Ultrafast and large absorption change in the optical telecommunication wavelength region was achieved in solid films by making transitory expansion of a π-electronic system with photoinduced electron transfer and reverse reactions between redox-active ion pairs. Femtosecond dynamics of absorption changes at about 500–1550 nm due to single electron transfer was studied for a poly(tetramethyleneoxide) film containing 2,7-bis(4-pyridiniumyl)fluorene unit as part of the main chain. It showed ON response in less than 100 fs and fastest OFF response in 240 fs at the telecommunication wavelength. This polymer film may be applied to tetrahertz all optical information processing in the telecommunication system.
ACCESSION #
14803332

 

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