TITLE

Three-dimensional fabrication of optically active microstructures containing an electroluminescent polymer

AUTHOR(S)
Mendonca, C. R.; Correa, D. S.; Marlow, F.; Voss, T.; Tayalia, P.; Mazur, E.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/14/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 11, p113309
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Microfabrication via two-photon absorption polymerization is a technique to design complex microstructures in a simple and fast way. The applications of such structures range from mechanics to photonics to biology, depending on the dopant material and its specific properties. In this paper, we use two-photon absorption polymerization to fabricate optically active microstructures containing the conductive and luminescent polymer poly(2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylenevinylene) (MEH-PPV). We verify that MEH-PPV retains its optical activity and is distributed throughout the microstructure after fabrication. The microstructures retain the emission characteristics of MEH-PPV and allow waveguiding of locally excited fluorescence when fabricated on top of low refractive index substrates.
ACCESSION #
44292233

 

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