Abstract

A series of tests have been performed involving anisotropy photoinduction in Rhodamine 6G-dyed gelatin film. A film with photoinduced anisotropy has been shown to be characterized by photochromism. The dichroism of the dye molecule aggregates has been investigated.

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2007

H. Ono, S. Oikawa, and N. Kawatsuki, "Effects of anchoring strength on diffraction properties of liquid crystal phase gratings formed on photoalignment polymer films," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123523-123527 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, M. Bahoura, C. E. Small, C. Davison, J. Adegoke, V. P. Drachev, P. Nyga, and V. M. Shalaev, "Enhancement of spontaneous and stimulated emision of a rhodamin 6G," Phys. Rev. B 74, 184207-184208 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

2004

2003

2002

T. D. Ebralidze, N. A. Ebralidze, and M. A. Bazadze, "Weigert's effect mechanism observed in dyes," Appl. Opt. 41, 78-79 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. G. Cloutier, D. A. Peyrot, T. V. Galstian, and R. A. Lessard, "Measurement of permanent vectorial photoinduced anisotropy in azo-dye-doped photoresist using polarization holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 4, S228-S234 (2002).
[CrossRef]

S. Pages, F. Lagugne-Labarthet, T. Buffeteau, and C. Sourisseau, "Photoinduced linear and/or circular birefringences from light propagation through amorphous or smectic azopolymer films," Appl. Phys. B--Lasers and Optics 75, 541-548 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Wu, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. R. Kimball, M. Nakashima, and B. S. De Cristofano, "Enhancement of photoinduced anisotropy and all-optical switching in bacteriorhodopsin films," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3888-3890 (2002).
[CrossRef]

1998

1990

1983

T. Todorov, N. Tomova, and L. Nikolova, "High-sensitivity material with reversible photo-inducced anisotropy," Opt. Commun. 47, 123-126 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1971

A. M. Makushenko, B. S. Neporent, and O. V. Stolbova, "Reversible orientational photodichroism and photoisomerization of aromatic azo compounds. I," Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 31, 557-564 (1971).

A. M. Makushenko, B. S. Neporent, and O. V. Stolbova, "Reversible orientational photodichroism and photoisomerization of complex organic compounds in viscous solutions. II," Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 31, 741-748 (1971).

1957

A. Teitel, "Uber ein besondere mecahanische Wirkung des polarisierten Liehts," Naturwissechaften 44, 370-371 (1957).
[CrossRef]

A. C. Albrecht, "Photo-orientation," J. Chem. Phys. 27, 1413-1414 (1957).
[CrossRef]

1948

V. Cherdintsev, J. Phys. Chem. 18, 352-359 (1948).

1937

S. Nikitine, Compt. Rend. 205, 1038 (1937).

1932

T. Kondo, "Uber den photoanisotropen Effekt (Weigerteffekt) an Farbstoffen I," Z. Wiss. Photogr. Photophys. Photochem. 31, 153-167 (1932).

1929

F. Weigert and M. Nakashima, Z. Phys. Chem. Abt. B 4, 258 (1929).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. B--Lasers and Optics

S. Pages, F. Lagugne-Labarthet, T. Buffeteau, and C. Sourisseau, "Photoinduced linear and/or circular birefringences from light propagation through amorphous or smectic azopolymer films," Appl. Phys. B--Lasers and Optics 75, 541-548 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

P. Wu, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. R. Kimball, M. Nakashima, and B. S. De Cristofano, "Enhancement of photoinduced anisotropy and all-optical switching in bacteriorhodopsin films," Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3888-3890 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Compt. Rend.

S. Nikitine, Compt. Rend. 205, 1038 (1937).

J. Appl. Phys.

H. Ono, S. Oikawa, and N. Kawatsuki, "Effects of anchoring strength on diffraction properties of liquid crystal phase gratings formed on photoalignment polymer films," J. Appl. Phys. 101, 123523-123527 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Chem. Phys.

A. C. Albrecht, "Photo-orientation," J. Chem. Phys. 27, 1413-1414 (1957).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A: Pure Appl. Opt.

S. G. Cloutier, D. A. Peyrot, T. V. Galstian, and R. A. Lessard, "Measurement of permanent vectorial photoinduced anisotropy in azo-dye-doped photoresist using polarization holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 4, S228-S234 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. Chem.

V. Cherdintsev, J. Phys. Chem. 18, 352-359 (1948).

Naturwissechaften

A. Teitel, "Uber ein besondere mecahanische Wirkung des polarisierten Liehts," Naturwissechaften 44, 370-371 (1957).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

T. Todorov, N. Tomova, and L. Nikolova, "High-sensitivity material with reversible photo-inducced anisotropy," Opt. Commun. 47, 123-126 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Spectrosc.

A. M. Makushenko, B. S. Neporent, and O. V. Stolbova, "Reversible orientational photodichroism and photoisomerization of aromatic azo compounds. I," Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 31, 557-564 (1971).

A. M. Makushenko, B. S. Neporent, and O. V. Stolbova, "Reversible orientational photodichroism and photoisomerization of complex organic compounds in viscous solutions. II," Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 31, 741-748 (1971).

Phys. Rev. B

M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, M. Bahoura, C. E. Small, C. Davison, J. Adegoke, V. P. Drachev, P. Nyga, and V. M. Shalaev, "Enhancement of spontaneous and stimulated emision of a rhodamin 6G," Phys. Rev. B 74, 184207-184208 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Z. Phys. Chem. Abt. B

F. Weigert and M. Nakashima, Z. Phys. Chem. Abt. B 4, 258 (1929).

Z. Wiss. Photogr. Photophys. Photochem.

T. Kondo, "Uber den photoanisotropen Effekt (Weigerteffekt) an Farbstoffen I," Z. Wiss. Photogr. Photophys. Photochem. 31, 153-167 (1932).

Other

T. Todorov, L. Nikolova, and N. Tomova, "Polarization holography. 1: A new high-efficiency organic material with reversible photoinduced birefringence," Appl. Opt. 23, 4309-4313 (1984).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(Color online) Photomicrograph of flat aggregates of Rhodamine 6G dyes spontaneously induced in a gelatin film as seen through crossed polarizers at 500 × . The crystal sides are nominally 30 μ .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(Color online) The spectrum of the differences between transmissions of light with polarization either coinciding with or perpendicular to the optical axis in B, Rhodamine 6G dye aggregate. C, Light transmission spectrum in the isotropic part of aggregate-containing film.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(Color online) Positive image of photoinduced anisotropic circular section observed through polarizing microscope with the polarizers closed. The reference point is indicated with an arrow.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(Color online) Negative image of photoinduced anisotropic circular section observed through polarizing microscope with the polarizers closed.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(Color online) Spectral transmission curves for the low concentration dye sample for E, the photo-induced anisotropy section as well as D, the isotropic section.

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