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Organic Molecular Films as Light-Emitting and Light-Confining Material in Rolled-Up AlInP Semiconductor Microtube Resonators

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1532-1538
Number of pages7
JournalACS Photonics
Volume2
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

A hybrid inorganic/organic microcavity system is presented in which an AlInP-based rolled-up microtube resonator is combined with a thin film of naphthyl end-capped bithiophene molecules. The film is laterally structured into stripes on top of the AlInP layer system before the roll-up process. During the process, the strained bilayer together with the organic molecular stripes rolls up, and a hybrid microtube is formed. The stripes act as visible-light emitters inside the otherwise passive microtube. Furthermore, they induce a light confinement in the axial direction of the microtube, additional to the radial and azimuthal confinement that is intrinsic to a microtube. As the organic material defines the cavity and represents the emitter at the same time, an efficient light coupling into the three-dimensionally confined optical modes of the microtube resonator is ensured. The hybrid microtubes open up the opportunity for novel experiments on the light–molecule interaction as well as their application in optical components.

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