Photochromic Systems as Models for Opto-Electrical Switches

Petro Lutsyk, Juliusz Sworakowski, Krzysztof Janus, Stanislav Nešpůrek, Anna Kochalska

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A short overview of research into design of molecular opto-electrical switches is presented. Theoretical results obtained on microscopic systems are supplemented with experimental results measured on macroscopic structures fabricated using molecular materials. It is shown that, beside optical switching of the type: “optical input” – “optical output”, photochemically driven photochromic reaction may be, under certain conditions, used as a controlling step in “optical input – electrical output” devices. Several possible architectures of such systems are described.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 211/[511]-228/[528]
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2010


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