Dual-Mode Light Transduction through a Plastically Bendable Organic Crystal as an Optical Waveguide

Luca Catalano, Durga Prasad Karothu, Stefan Schramm, Ejaz Ahmed, Rachid Rezqui, Timothy J. Barber, Antonino Famulari, Pance Naumov

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Abstract

An anthracene derivative, 9,10-dicyanoanthracene, crystallizes as fluorescent needle-like single crystals that can be readily plastically bent in two directions. Spatially resolved photoluminescence analysis revealed that this material has robust optoelectronic properties that are preserved upon extreme crystal deformation. The highly flexible crystals were successfully tested as efficient switchable optical waveguiding elements for both active and passive light transduction, and the mode of operation depends on the wavelength of the incident light. This prototypical dual-mode organic optical crystalline fiber brings mechanically compliant molecular organic crystals closer to applications as novel light-transducing media for wireless transfer of information in all-organic micro-optoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17254-17258
Number of pages5
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Volume57
Issue number52
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 21 2018

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Optical waveguides
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Optical devices
Needles
Photoluminescence
Single crystals
Crystalline materials
Derivatives
Wavelength
Fibers

Keywords

  • molecular crystals
  • optical waveguides
  • organic optoelectronics
  • plastic crystals
  • smart materials

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  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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Dual-Mode Light Transduction through a Plastically Bendable Organic Crystal as an Optical Waveguide. / Catalano, Luca; Karothu, Durga Prasad; Schramm, Stefan; Ahmed, Ejaz; Rezqui, Rachid; Barber, Timothy J.; Famulari, Antonino; Naumov, Pance.

In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, Vol. 57, No. 52, 21.12.2018, p. 17254-17258.

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Catalano, Luca ; Karothu, Durga Prasad ; Schramm, Stefan ; Ahmed, Ejaz ; Rezqui, Rachid ; Barber, Timothy J. ; Famulari, Antonino ; Naumov, Pance. / Dual-Mode Light Transduction through a Plastically Bendable Organic Crystal as an Optical Waveguide. In: Angewandte Chemie - International Edition. 2018 ; Vol. 57, No. 52. pp. 17254-17258.
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