Linear photophysics, two-photon absorption and femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy of styryl dye bases

Ye O. Shaydyuk, S. M. Levchenko, S. A. Kurhuzenkau, D. Anderson, A. E. Masunov, O. D. Kachkovsky, Yu L. Slominsky, J. L. Bricks, K. D. Belfield, M. V. Bondar

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Abstract

The steady-state and time-resolved linear spectral properties, two-photon absorption spectra and fast relaxation processes in the excited states of styryl base-type derivatives were investigated. The nature of linear absorption, fluorescence and excitation anisotropy spectra were analyzed in solvents of different polarity at room temperature and specific dependence of the solvatochromic behavior on the donor-acceptor strength of the terminal substituents was shown. Two-photon absorption (2PA) efficiency of styryl dye bases was determined in a broad spectral range using two-photon induced fluorescence technique, and cross-sections maxima of ~ 100 GM were found. The excited state absorption (ESA) and fast relaxation processes in the molecular structures were investigated by transient absorption femtosecond pump-probe methodology. The role of twisted intramolecular charge transfer (TICT) effect in the excited state of styryl dye base with dimethylamino substituent was shown. The experimental spectroscopic data were also verified by quantum chemical calculations at the Time Dependent Density Functional Theory level, combined with a polarizable continuum model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-367
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Volume183
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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