Bottom-up tailoring of photonic nanofibers

Frank Balzer, Morten Madsen, Ralf Frese, Manuela Schiek, Thomas Tamulevicius, Sigitas Tamulevicius, Horst-Günter Rubahn

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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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
Pages (from-to)68830T
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventPhotonics West 2008 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 19. Jan 200824. Jan 2008


ConferencePhotonics West 2008
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose


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