Laboratory for Molecular Photonics
Department of Chemistry
University of Miami
Goal: The goal of this project was the identification of strategies to reproduce logic operations at the molecular level under the influence of optical stimulations.
Results: The Laboratory of Molecular Photonics developed a three-
Keywords: Fluorescence Isomerizations Logic Gates Molecular Switches Photochromism Proton Transfer Spiropyrans
"Multichannel Digital Transmission in an Optical Network of Communicating Molecules": F. M. Raymo, S. Giordani, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 2004–2007
"Memory Effects Based on Intermolecular Photoinduced Proton Transfer": F. M. Raymo, R. J. Alvarado, S. Giordani, M. A. Cejas, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 2361–2364
"Fluorescence Modulation in Polymer Bilayers Containing Fluorescent and Photochromic Dopants": M. Tomasulo, S. Giordani, F. M. Raymo, Adv. Funct. Mater., 2005, 15, 787–794
"Digital Processing and Communication with Molecular Switches": F. M. Raymo, Adv. Mater., 2002, 14, 401–414
"Optical Processing with Photochromic Switches": F. M. Raymo, M. Tomasulo, Chem. Eur. J., 2006, 12, 3186–3193
Chemical and optical inputs can be exploited to control optical outputs on the basis of the reversible interconversion of three molecules differing in their color.
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