Loon-Seng Tan

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4. Survey of Novel Multiphoton Active Materials 1257 4.1. Multiphoton Absorbing Systems 1257 4.2. Organic Molecules 1257 4.3. Organic Liquids and Liquid Crystals 1259 4.4. Conjugated Polymers 1259 4.4.1. Polydiacetylenes 1261 4.4.2. Polyphenylenevinylenes (PPVs) 1261 4.4.3. Polythiophenes 1263 4.4.4. Other Conjugated Polymers 1265 4.4.5. Dendrimers 1265(More)
A new approach to two-photon excited photodynamic therapy has been developed. A dendritic array of eight donor chromophores capable of two-photon absorption (TPA) was covalently attached to a central porphyrin acceptor. Steady-state fluorescence measurements demonstrated that the donor chromophores transfer excited-state energy to the porphyrin with 97%(More)
Photomechanical effects in polymeric materials and composites transduce light into mechanical work. The ability to control the intensity, polarization, placement, and duration of light irradiation is a distinctive and potentially useful tool to tailor the location, magnitude, and directionality of photogenerated mechanical work. Unfortunately, the work(More)
Adaptive structures are desirable for a broad array of technologies, ranging from medical stents to deployable telescopes and morphing air vehicles. [ 1 ] Due to their processability and relatively high strain, [ 2 ] electroactive polymers (EAPs) have become a viable option for low-frequency actuating devices that reversibly drive a mechanically articulated(More)
The effect of plasmonic enhancement on the two-photon absorption cross section of organic chromophores attached to polyelectrolyte-coated gold nanorods was investigated. The magnitudes of such enhancements were confirmed using single and two photon excitations of the chromophore molecules bound to polyelectrolyte-coated gold nanorods. By synthesizing two-,(More)
We present a new technique for direct measurements of degenerate two-photon absorption (TPA) spectra of two-photon absorbing materials including non-fluorescent samples. This technique is based on the use of an intense single continuum-generation beam as the coherent whitelight source with specially flattened spectral distribution. The different spectral(More)
The first, highly two-photon active C60 derivative comprised of a A-sp3-D conjugate structure was synthesized showing effective two-photon absorption cross-sections (sigma 2' = 196 x 10(-48) cm4 sec-1 molecule-1) in the nanosecond regime among the best values for diphenylaminofluorene-based AFX chromophores.
Highly enhanced nonlinear absorption cross section values of C60(>DPAF-C2M), C60(>DPAF-C9), and C60(>DPAF-C10) dyads were detected up to 5400, 9700, and 14000 GM, respectively, in the 2.0 ps region in toluene at the concentration of 1.5 x 10(-3) M. They were correlated to a trend showing higher efficiency in light transmittance attenuation down to 39-46%(More)