Ultrafast intramolecular charge transfer dynamics and nonlinear optical properties of phenothiazine-based push–pull zinc porphyrin

Biswas, Chinmoy and Gangadhar, Palivela Siva and Giribabu, Lingamallu and Chetti, Prabhakar and Banerjee, Dipanjan and Soma, Venugopal Rao and Raavi, Sai Santosh Kumar (2022) Ultrafast intramolecular charge transfer dynamics and nonlinear optical properties of phenothiazine-based push–pull zinc porphyrin. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 433. pp. 1-14. ISSN 1010-6030

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Comprehensive investigations of the ultrafast photophysical properties and charge injection dynamics (adsorbed on mesoporous TiO2) of phenothiazine-functionalized push–pull Zinc porphyrin (LG6) utilizing a benzothiadiazole (BTD) as an acceptor unit is presented herewith. This includes density functional theory (DFT) calculations, fluorescence measurements, time-dependent fluorescence measurements, and femtosecond transient absorption (fs-TA) spectroscopy measurements. The charge injection dynamics of LG6 were compared with another porphyrin, LG5, with a similar molecular structure but thiophene as the acceptor unit instead of BTD. The multicomponent electron injection analysis from different excited electronic energy levels reveals ultrafast electron injection times of 434 fs and 336 fs for LG6 and LG5, respectively, revealing the impact of acceptor units on charge injection times. Further, femtosecond nonlinear optical (NLO) properties were characterized using the femtosecond Z-scan measurements with 70 fs, 800 nm pulses. The analysis of Z-scan open aperture data has been performed by solving three-level rate equations incorporating excited-state lifetimes calculated from the target/global analysis of fs-TA data set. The estimated NLO parameters and ultrafast NLO response times of LG6 indicated the strong potential for optical limiting and optical signal processing applications. The second hyperpolarizability was estimated to be γ=2.5×10-31esu, which was found to be in close agreement with the theoretically calculated value of 0.4×10-31e.s.u. © 2022 Elsevier B.V.

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Raavi, Sai Santosh Kumarhttp://orcid.org/0000-0002-2496-9233
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: RSSK acknowledges the financial support for the following projects no BRICS/PilotCall2/IEEE-OSC/2018 (G) and SPARC/2018-2019/P301/SL. CB thanks MHRD India, IIT Hyderabad, India, and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia for financial support. PSG thanks to CSIR for research fellowship.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Femtosecond; Porphyrin; Transient absorption; Two-photon absorption; Z-scan
Subjects: Physics
Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2022 06:32
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2022 06:32
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/10030
Publisher URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2022.114141
OA policy: https://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/12834
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