Thursday, June 17, 2010

NANOSCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCED MATERIALS PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS CENTER & COLLEGE OF OPTICS AND PHOTONICS SEMINAR

Energetically-Conjoined Annihilation Upconversion in Multi-component Organic Systems

Dr. Stanislav Baluschev1, 2

1 Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research, Ackermannweg 10, 55128 Mainz, Germany

2 Optics and Spectroscopy Department, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ochridski” 5 James Bourchier, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria

Date: June 28, 2010

Time: 12 Noon - 1 p.m.

Room: CREOL Conference Room 102

Abstract:

The processes of photon energy upconversion (UC), where locally (or in

situ) photons strongly blue shifted regarding the excitation wavelength have been intensively studied. Different UC-techniques, including Two-Photon Absorption (TPA), Energy Transfer Upconversion (ETU) have been used. As optical excitation near infrared (NIR) or infra red (IR) light sources are used.

In contrast to the all previously described UC-techniques the fundamental advantage of the energetically conjoined triplet-triplet annihilation up-conversion (TTA -UC) is its inherent independence on the coherence of the excitation light. Another principal advantage of TTA

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UC process is the very low required intensity (as low as 20 mWcm-2) and extremely low spectral power density (as low as 125╬╝Wnm-1) of the excitation source needed - so it can in reality be the Sun.

We present the summarised results of our investigations and experiments and state the general requirements for the materials’ parameters of the couple sensitizer/emitter in order to obtain efficient energetically conjoined TTA−UC. We also present our working UC-devices for spectrum concentration via UC with up-converted fluorescence quantum yield of 3.2% realized at ultra-low excitation intensities (~ 20 mWcm-2).

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