Novel heteroaromatic-based multi-branched dyes with enhanced two-photon absorption activity.

The first examples of heterocycle-based multi-branched dyes with efficient two-photon absorption (TPA) activity are reported; the novel chromophores exhibit large TPA cross sections (as high as 1600 x 10(-50) cm4 s photon(-1) molecule(-1), measured with 150 fs laser pulses at 800 nm); a strong cooperative enhancement in the branched systems with respect to… CONTINUE READING