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Transition Metal Compounds Towards Holography
Department of Physics, University of Osnabrück, Barbarastraße 7, Osnabrück 49076, Germany
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Received: 26 March 2012; in revised form: 14 June 2012 / Accepted: 14 June 2012 / Published: 20 June 2012
Abstract: We have successfully proposed the application of transition metal compounds in holographic recording media. Such compounds feature an ultra-fast light-induced linkage isomerization of the transition-metal–ligand bond with switching times in the sub-picosecond regime and lifetimes from microseconds up to hours at room temperature. This article highlights the photofunctionality of two of the most promising transition metal compounds and the photophysical mechanisms that are underlying the hologram recording. We present the latest progress with respect to the key measures of holographic media assembled from transition metal compounds, the molecular embedding in a dielectric matrix and their impressive potential for modern holographic applications.
Keywords: transition metal compounds; holographic recording materials; nonlinear optics; applications
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Dieckmann, V.; Eicke, S.; Springfeld, K.; Imlau, M. Transition Metal Compounds Towards Holography. Materials 2012, 5, 1155-1175.
Dieckmann V, Eicke S, Springfeld K, Imlau M. Transition Metal Compounds Towards Holography. Materials. 2012; 5(6):1155-1175.
Dieckmann, Volker; Eicke, Sebastian; Springfeld, Kristin; Imlau, Mirco. 2012. "Transition Metal Compounds Towards Holography." Materials 5, no. 6: 1155-1175.