Inside Front Cover: Enhanced Two-Photon Absorption of Organic Chromophores: Theoretical and Experimental Assessments (Adv. Mater. 24/2008)

Authors

  • Francesca Terenziani,

    1. Dipartimento di Chimica GIAF Parma University and INSTM UdR-Parma Parco Area delle Scienze 17/a, 43100 Parma (Italy)
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  • Claudine Katan,

    Corresponding author
    1. Université de Rennes 1 CNRS, Chimie et Photonique Moléculaire (CPM) Campus de Beaulieu case 1003, 35042 Rennes (France)
    • Université de Rennes 1 CNRS, Chimie et Photonique Moléculaire (CPM) Campus de Beaulieu case 1003, 35042 Rennes (France).
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  • Ekaterina Badaeva,

    1. Department of Chemistry University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-1700 (USA)
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  • Sergei Tretiak,

    Corresponding author
    1. Theoretical Division, Center for Non-linear Studies (CNLS) Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (USA)
    2. Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (USA)
    • Theoretical Division, Center for Non-linear Studies (CNLS) Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545 (USA).
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  • Mireille Blanchard-Desce

    1. Université de Rennes 1 CNRS, Chimie et Photonique Moléculaire (CPM) Campus de Beaulieu case 1003, 35042 Rennes (France)
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Abstract

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Two-photon absorption (TPA) offers a rich playground for development of novel optical multifunctional technologies. Related experimental and theoretical methodologies are reviewed by Claudine Katan, Sergei Tretiak, and co-workers on p. 4641, with special attention to sources of errors that yield improper evaluation of TPA cross sections. Trends leading to large TPA responses are illustrated and thoroughly analyzed through a set of typical organic TPA-fluorophores including branched systems.

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