Higher-order triplet interaction in energy-level modeling of excited-state absorption for an expanded porphyrin cadmium complex

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  • Recent measurements of transmission versus fluence for a methanol-solvated asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like (APPC) cadmium complex, [(C6H4-APPC)Cd]Cl, showed the limitations of current energy-level models in predicting the transmission behavior of organic reverse saturable absorbers at fluences greater than 1 J/cm2. A new model has been developed that incorporates higher-order triplet processes and accurately fits both nanosecond and picosecond transmission-versus-fluence data. This model has provided the first known determination of a higher triplet excited-state absorption cross section and lifetime for an APPC complex and also described a previously unreported feature in the transmission-versus-fluence data. The intersystem crossing rate and the previously neglected higher triplet excited-state absorption cross section are shown to govern the excited-state population dynamics of methanol-solvated [(C6H4-APPC)Cd]Cl most strongly at more-practical device energies. © 2005 Optical Society of America.
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    Author List

  • McKerns MM; Sun W; Lawson CM; Gray GM
  • Start Page

  • 852
  • End Page

  • 861
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 4