The organic molecules, known as chromophores, interact more strongly with light than any molecules ever tested, making them prime candidates for use in optical switches, internet connections, optical memory systems, and holograms. The molecules described in this new report are more efficient at converting light energy to a usable form. Using quantum limits to try to get a more clear view of the non-linear optical interaction, researchers hope to show the unifying principles behind the interaction of light and matter.
Washington State University
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