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Organic nanofibers: a new window to optics of ultrasmall aggregates
Author(s): Frank Balzer; Vladimir G. Bordo; Rolf Neuendorf; Katharina Al Shamery; Adam C. Simonsen; Horst-Gunter Rubahn
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Paper Abstract

Nanoscaled photonic devices rely on a thorough understanding of the influence of microscopic morphological changes on the optoelectronic properties. Here, we investigate as a model system organic nanofibers from para-phenylene molecules, which provide high flexibility in terms of controlled growth manipulation, while on the other hand showing self assembled multiplication of individual entities. Examples on selective spectroscopy, scanning fluorescence optical microscopy and waveguiding of individual nanofibers as well as arrays of nanofibers are given. Both the linear optical properties as well as the waveguiding efficiency are strongly related to the nanofibers morphology, which turn out to be an interesting benchmark system for the investigation of the applicability of a variety of optical methods in the nanodomain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5118, Nanotechnology, (29 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498916
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Frank Balzer, Humboldt-Univ. zu Berlin (Germany)
Vladimir G. Bordo, A.M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russia)
Rolf Neuendorf, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)
Katharina Al Shamery, Carl von Ossietzky Univ. Oldenburg (Germany)
Adam C. Simonsen, Syddansk Univ. (Denmark)
Horst-Gunter Rubahn, Syddansk Univ. (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5118:
Robert Vajtai; Xavier Aymerich; Laszlo B. Kish; Angel Rubio, Editor(s)

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