Photorefractive (PR) polymeric materials possess several advantages over inorganics such as large figure of merit, easy processing and great opportunities for structure modification. Porphyrin and its derivatives are well-known model compounds for photosynthetic processes that involve charge separation. In natural photosynthetic systems, the primary electron transfer step occurs from a porphyrin-base complex. The synthesis and characterization of a novel fully functionalized PR polymer using zinc porphyrin as a photosensitizer are reported. It was found that this system is a high-performance PR material with large net optical gain and high diffraction efficiency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|State||Published - Aug 1 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Polymers and Plastics