Advanced Materials

Nanowire Heterostructures: Embedded Branch-Like Organic/Metal Nanowire Heterostructures: Liquid-Phase Synthesis, Efficient Photon-Plasmon Coupling, and Optical Signal Manipulation (Adv. Mater. 20/2013)

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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

Organic/metal nanowire heterostructures are prepared by embedding Ag nanowire branches in organic microwire trunks during the self-assembly in liquid phase. The formation of exciton polaritons in organic wire under the excitation greatly improves the plasmon launch efficiency due to the direct photon-plasmon coupling. The light signals inputted from the organic waveguide can be selectively out-coupled to the predetermined subwavelength Ag nanowires. These organic/metal nanowire heterostructures are potentially applied in integrated photonic circuits as underlying optical multiplexers. Further details can be found in the article by Jiannian Yao, Yong Sheng Zhao, and co-workers on page 2784.

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