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Bottom-up tailoring of photonic nanofibers
Author(s): Frank Balzer; Morten Madsen; Ralf Frese; Manuela Schiek; Tomas Tamulevicius; Sigitas Tamulevicius; Horst-Günter Rubahn
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Paper Abstract

Aligned ensembles of nanoscopic nanofibers from organic molecules such as para-phenylenes for photonic applications can be fabricated by self-assembled molecular growth on a suited dielectric substrate. Epitaxy together with alignment due to electric surface fields determines the growth directions. In this paper we demonstrate how aligned growth along arbitrary directions can be realized by depositing the molecules on a micro-structured and gold covered Silicon surface, consisting of channels and ridges. For the correct combination of ridge width and deposition temperature fibers grow perpendicular to the ridge edge, emitting light polarized along the ridges after UV excitation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6883, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics, 68830T (6 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761762
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Frank Balzer, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Morten Madsen, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Ralf Frese, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Manuela Schiek, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
Tomas Tamulevicius, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
Sigitas Tamulevicius, Kaunas Univ. of Technology (Lithuania)
Horst-Günter Rubahn, Univ. of Southern Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6883:
Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics
Thomas J. Suleski; Winston V. Schoenfeld; Jian Jim Wang, Editor(s)

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