Advanced Materials

Self-Assembled Organic Microfibers for Nonlinear Optics

Authors

  • Jialiang Xu,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
    2. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands
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  • Sergey Semin,

    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands
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  • Dorota Niedzialek,

    1. Université Mons-Hainaut, Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons, Belgium
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  • Paul H. J. Kouwer,

    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands
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  • Eduard Fron,

    1. Departement Chemie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
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  • Eduardo Coutino,

    1. Departement Chemie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
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  • Matteo Savoini,

    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands
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  • Yuliang Li,

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, P.R. China
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  • Johan Hofkens,

    1. Departement Chemie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
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  • Hiroshi Uji-I,

    1. Departement Chemie, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200F, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
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  • David Beljonne,

    1. Université Mons-Hainaut, Place du Parc 20, 7000 Mons, Belgium
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  • Theo Rasing,

    Corresponding author
    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
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  • Alan E. Rowan

    Corresponding author
    1. Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands
    • Radboud University Nijmegen, Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM), Heyendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
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Abstract

While highly desired in integrated optical circuits, multiresponsive and tunable nonlinear optical (NLO) active 1D (sub)wavelength scale superstructures from organic materials are rarely reported due to the strong tendency of organic molecules to self-assembly in centrosymmetric modes. Here a solution-processed assembly approach is reported to generate non-centrosymmetric single-crystalline organic microfibers with a cumulative dipole moment for anisotropic combined second- and third-order NLO.

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