Organometallic Switches in Nonlinear Optics

  • Cifuentes, Marie (PI)
  • Clays, Koen Jan (CoI)
  • Humphrey, Mark (CoI)
  • Petrie, Simon (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    The drive to miniaturize has focused attention on switching properties of molecules using external stimuli. Thus far, this focus has been largely directed at linear optical read-out. Nonlinear optical (NLO) read-out may be advantageous: reversibly-switchable NLO properties expand the range of light sources to the infrared and telecommunications realm, and offer enhanced spatial control due to the higher-order light-intensity dependence. This project will target dipolar, quadrupolar, and cluster-based organometallics as reversibly-switchable NLO materials. These complexes may be of interest in the nascent field of molecular logic, and the project will cement Australia's position as a leader in NLO properties of organometallics.
    Effective start/end date1/01/1030/09/15


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$765,000.00


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