A series of donor-π-donor derivatives containing phenyl, naphthyl, and anthryl groups as the π-center and heterocyclic rings as the conjugation bridge have been synthesized and their one- and two-photon spectroscopic properties and photostability were determined. These compounds show bathochromic shifts in the absorption and emission spectra, larger two-photon cross-section, and enhanced photostability in comparison to their open-chain analogues. In addition, a convenient method for the qualitative photostability measurement is proposed.
- Two-photon absorption
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