Molecular Photonics: Self-Assembled Organic Crystalline Microrings as Active Whispering-Gallery-Mode Optical Resonators (Advanced Optical Materials 5/2013)

Authors

  • Chuang Zhang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Photochemistry Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, China
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  • Chang-Ling Zou,

    1. Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Yongli Yan,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Photochemistry Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, China
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  • Cong Wei,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Photochemistry Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, China
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  • Jin-Ming Cui,

    1. Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Fang-Wen Sun,

    1. Key Laboratory of Quantum Information, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China
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  • Jiannian Yao,

    Corresponding author
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Photochemistry Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, China
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  • Yong Sheng Zhao

    Corresponding author
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Molecular Sciences (BNLMS), Key Laboratory of Photochemistry Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS), Beijing, China
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Abstract

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A facile self-assembly method is reported by J. Yao, Y. S. Zhao, and co-workers for the preparation of highquality crystalline microrings from organic molecules. On page 357, they describe how the well-defined ring structures are formed by the ordered packing of molecules around the solution droplets. Fluorescence could be confined as active optical resonance in the ring cavities, providing new opportunities for the fabrication of on-chip photonic elements via molecular assembly approaches.

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