Printed second harmonic active organic nanofiber arrays

Frank Balzer, Jonathan R. Brewer, Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen, Morten Madsen, Manuela Schiek, Katharina Al-Shamery, Arne Lützen, Horst-Günter Rubahn

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Organic nanofibers from semiconducting conjugated molecules are well suited to meet refined demands for advanced applications in future optoelectronics and nanophotonics. In contrast to their inorganic counterparts, the properties of organic nanowires can be tailored at the molecular level by chemical synthesis. Recently we have demonstrated the complete route from designing hyperpolarizabilities of individual molecules by chemically functionalizing para-quaterphenylene building blocks to the growth and optical characterization of nonlinear, optically active nanoaggregates. For that we have investigated nanofibers as grown via organic epitaxy. In the present work we show how chemically changing the functionalizing end groups leads to a huge increase of second order susceptibility, making the nanofibers technologically very interesting as efficient frequency doublers. For that the nanofibers have to be transferred either as individual entities or as ordered arrays onto specific target substrates. Here, we study the applicability of contact printing as a possible route to non-destructive nanofiber transfer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanophotonics for Communications : Materials, Devices, and Systems IV
EditorsNibir K. Dhar, Achyut K. Dutta, M. Saif Islam
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventOptics East 2007 - Boston, United States
Duration: 9. Sept 200712. Sept 2007


ConferenceOptics East 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
SeriesProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering


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