7 September 2011 Photochromic polymers as a versatile tool for devices based on switchable absorption and other optical properties
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Photochromic polymer materials with large modulation of properties enable the production of functional optical devices. The light-triggered change in color has been exploited to develop multi-object focal plane masks for astronomical instrumentation and holographic optical elements for interferometric optical testing. Modulation of properties other than color (i.e. refractive index, light emission or Raman scattering) opens the way to many other applications into technology, such as rewritable optical memories, switchable organic lasers, etc. In this background, examples from molecular design to devices are highlighted.
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Chiara Bertarelli, Chiara Bertarelli, Rossella Castagna, Rossella Castagna, Giorgio Pariani, Giorgio Pariani, Andrea Bianco, Andrea Bianco, } "Photochromic polymers as a versatile tool for devices based on switchable absorption and other optical properties", Proc. SPIE 8113, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials XI, 81130S (7 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894040; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.894040
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