Luis C. Malacarne, Elton L. Savi, Mauro L. Baesso, Ervin K. Lenzi e Nelson G. Castelli Astrath

The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A – Volume: 118; Issue: 31; Pages: 5983–5988; DOI: 10.1021/jp505255a

Photophysics processes are ubiquitous in nature and difficult to be quantitatively characterized by conventional spectroscopy. Alternatively, pump–probe methods have been widely applied to study these complex processes. In this context, the thermal lens technique is a precise spectroscopic tool for material characterization and presents a wide range of applications in chemical analysis. Here, we present an all numerical approach to analyze the dynamics of photophysics processes and to identify the role of individual contributions of photoreaction and mass diffusion in the thermal lens experiments. The results are essential for a proper understanding of the dominant physical mechanisms in laser-induced photodegradation, which allow precise data analysis of the effects in photosensitive fluids.