NLO-Active Metal-Organic Complexes


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Presented is the initial photophysical investigation of a series of transition metals complexed with an organic, two photon absorbing chromophore. This system is capable of a dual-mode nonlinear response. Upon two photon excitation, rapid intersystem crossing generates a long-lived and strongly absorbing triplet excited state capable of further nonlinear absorption via a reverse saturable absorption pathway.

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Peak, J.D., Kim, KY. & Schanze, K.S. NLO-Active Metal-Organic Complexes. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1015, 103 (2007).

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