Theoretical seminar | 02 March 2022

Mr. Yuri Mezenov
ITMO University
4th year PhD student attestation: The interaction of laser with tunable metal-organic frameworks: Structural modification and non-linear optical emission

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), being a highly crystalline porous solids, are very promising materials for optics due to a combination of organic and inorganic nature, crystallinity, flexibility, and hierarchy. Recently, the common optical properties such as photoluminescence, lasing, second harmonic generation, nonlinear optical absorption, and laser abliation for MOFs and its superstructures have been investigated and described in details. Intriguing, the number of different weak and strong chemical bonds, providing the ordered structure with a complex hierarchy, allows one also to explore fundamentally new properties of MOFs interacting with light. Here, I report on the experimental and numerical results on the interaction of intense laser radiation with flexible MOFs of tunable chemical composition and structure. These allow me to reveal the conditions for the non-linear optical response of exact flexible structures and an opportunity to create new nanometer scale MOF-based materials with linear and non-liner optical response.

1. Nikita K. Kulachenkov, Stéphanie Bruyere, Sergey A. Sapchenko, Yuri A. Mezenov, Dapeng Sun, Andrei A. Krasilin, Alexandre Nominé, Jaâfar Ghanbaja, Thierry Belmonte, Vladimir P. Fedin, Evgeny A. Pidko, Valentin A. Milichko, “Ultrafast Melting of Metal–Organic Frameworks for Advanced Nanophotonics”, Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 30, 1908292, 2020.
2. Yuri A. Mezenov, Andrei A. Krasilin, Vladimir P. Dzyuba, Alexandre Nominé, Valentin A. Milichko, “Metal–Organic Frameworks in Modern Physics: Highlights and Perspectives”, Advanced Science, vol. 6, 1900506, 2019.
3. Leila R. Mingabudinova, Anastasiia S. Zalogina, Andrei A. Krasilin, Margarita I. Petrova, Pavel Trofimov, Yuri A. Mezenov, Evgeniy V. Ubyivovk, Peter Lönnecke, Alexandre Nominé, Jaafar Ghanbaja, Thierry Belmonte, Valentin A. Milichko, “Laser printing of optically resonant hollow crystalline carbon nanostructures from 1D and 2D metal–organic frameworks”, Nanoscale, vol. 11, pp. 10155-10159, 2019.
4. Yuri A. Mezenov, Nikita K. Kulachenkov, Andrei N. Yankin, Sergey S. Rzhevskiy, Pavel V. Alekseevskiy, Venera D. Gilemkhanova, Semyon V. Bachinin, Vyacheslav Dyachuk, Valentin A. Milichko, "Polymer Matrix Incorporated with ZIF-8 for Application in Nonlinear Optics", Nanomaterials, vol. 10, 1036, 2020.