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Embedded Branch-Like Organic/Metal Nanowire Heterostructures: Liquid-Phase Synthesis, Efficient Photon-Plasmon Coupling, and Optical Signal Manipulation

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  • Yong Jun Li,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, Fax: (+) 86-10-62652029
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  • Yongli Yan,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, Fax: (+) 86-10-62652029
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  • Chuang Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, Fax: (+) 86-10-62652029
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  • Yong Sheng Zhao,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, Fax: (+) 86-10-62652029
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, Fax: (+) 86-10-62652029.
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  • Jiannian Yao

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, Fax: (+) 86-10-62652029
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China, Fax: (+) 86-10-62652029.
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Abstract

A novel approach to manipulating multiple optical signals at subwavelength scale is proposed in dendritic organic/metal nanowire heterostructures. The heterostructures are prepared by embedding Ag nanowires in fac-tris(2-phenylpyridine) iridium microwires during the self-assembly in liquid phase. Optical signals inputted from the organic waveguide can be selectively transferred to the predetermined subwavelength output ports based on the angular dependence of the photon-plasmon coupling.

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