Electronic properties of a new two-photon absorbing fluorene derivative: The role of hartree-fock exchange in the density functional theory design of improved nonlinear chromophores

Ivan A. Mikhailov, Mykhailo V. Bondar, Kevin D. Belfield, Artëm E. Masunov

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Abstract

One- and two-photon absorption (2PA) properties of a new fluorene derivative with diphenylamino and 2-(2′- hydroxyphenyl)benzothiazole substituents were investigated theoretically using the density functional theory approach with different types of functionals and experimentally by two-photon induced fluorescence methodology. The effect of the exchange-correlation functional choice on the description of 2PA properties of fluorenes was analyzed. The best agreement of the experimental and theoretical 2PA spectra was obtained with a custom modification of the hybrid M05 functional that included 35% of Hartree-Fock exchange. This functional is recommended for reliable prediction of nonlinear optical properties of conjugated molecules. A chemical modification of the studied compound is suggested to increase the 2PA cross section.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20719-20724
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume113
Issue number48
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 8 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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