Two-photon-induced photochromic reactions in spirobenzopyran-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) thin-film waveguides. Academic Article uri icon


  • We present experimental results of photochromic reactions induced by single- and two-photon excitations in a poly(methyl methacrylate) thin film doped with spirobenzopyran. We also demonstrate the operation of a spirobenzopyran-doped poly(methyl methacrylate) planar waveguide, prepared by cast spinning the media onto fused-quartz slides. The following phenomena were shown to take place in this waveguide: single-twophoton coloring, f luorescing, and bleaching. The results indicate that such devices may be suitable for many applications, including optical waveguides, volume optical storage, and optical sensors.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Piyaket, R., Dvornikov, A. S., Rentzepis, P. M., Çokgör, I., McCormick, F. B., & Esener, S.

citation count

  • 5

publication date

  • July 1996