Optical Waveguide Based on a Polarized Polydiacetylene Microtube

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  • Wenlong Hu,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Science and Technology in Anhui Province, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Yikai Chen,

    1. Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Hao Jiang,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Science and Technology in Anhui Province, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Jingguo Li,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Science and Technology in Anhui Province, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Gang Zou,

    Corresponding author
    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Science and Technology in Anhui Province, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Qijin Zhang,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Key Laboratory of Optoelectronic Science and Technology in Anhui Province, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Douguo Zhang,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Pei Wang,

    1. Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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  • Hai Ming

    1. Department of Optics and Optical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, P. R. China
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Abstract

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An optical waveguide based on a PDA microtube has been prepared through a novel hierarchical assembly method. The waveguide performance of the PDA microtube can be easily modulated upon external stimuli. The polarization of the out-coupled emission light seems independent of the propagation distance, which should be ascribed to the ordered alignment of PDA chains in the microtube.

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