© 1990

Infrared Absorbing Dyes

  • Masaru Matsuoka

Part of the Topics in Applied Chemistry book series (TAPP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Masaru Matsuoka
      Pages 1-4
  3. Synthesis and Characteristics of Infrared Absorbing Dyes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Masaru Matsuoka
      Pages 7-17
    3. Masaru Matsuoka
      Pages 19-33
    4. Masaru Matsuoka
      Pages 35-43
    5. Masaru Matsuoka
      Pages 45-55
    6. Kenryo Namba
      Pages 57-70
    7. Jun’etsu Seto
      Pages 71-88
    8. Masaru Matsuoka
      Pages 89-94
  4. Applications of Infrared Absorbing Dyes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Masayasu Ueno, Tonao Yuasa
      Pages 97-116
    3. Fumio Matsui
      Pages 117-140
    4. Yoshiharu Nagae
      Pages 141-154
    5. Atsushi Kakuta
      Pages 155-171
    6. Yoshiaki Suzuki
      Pages 173-182
    7. Tadaaki Tani, Yuji Mihara
      Pages 183-192
    8. Ethan Sternberg, David Dolphin
      Pages 193-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 213-220

About this book


New laser technology has developed a new dye chemistry! Development of the gallium-arsenic semiconductor laser (diode laser) that emits laser light at 780-830 nm has made possible development of new opto-electronic systems including laser optical recording systems, thermal writing display systems, laser printing systems, and so on. Medical applications of lasers in photodynamic therapy for the treatment of cancer were also developed. In such systems, the infrared absorbing dyes OR dyes) are currently used as effective photoreceivers for diode lasers, and will become the key materials in high technology. At the present time the chemistry of IR dyes is the most important and interesting field in dye chemistry. Laser light can be highly monochromatic, very well collimated, coher­ ent, and, in some cases, extremely powerful. These characteristics make diode lasers a very cheap, convenient, and useful light source for a variety of applications in science and technology. For these purposes, however, IR dyes with special characteristics are required. To develop new IR dyes, it is most important to establish the correlation between the chemical structures of dyes and other characteristics of dyes, such as their absorption spectra. Molecular design of IR dyes predicting the Amax and Emax values by molecular orbital (MO) calculations is now possible even by using a personal computer, and many types of new IR dyes have been demonstrated. Also, new opto-electronic systems using IR dyes as photoreceivers have been reported recently.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Masaru Matsuoka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Applied Chemistry, College of EngineeringUniversity of Osaka PrefectureSakai, OsakaJapan

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