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Optical Waveguide Based on Crystalline Organic Microtubes and Microrods

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  • Yong Sheng Zhao Dr.,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-8261-6517
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Jinjie Xu Dr.,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Aidong Peng,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-8261-6517
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  • Hongbing Fu,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-8261-6517
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  • Ying Ma,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-8261-6517
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  • Lei Jiang Prof.,

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Organic Solids, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
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  • Jiannian Yao Prof.

    1. CAS Key Laboratory of Photochemistry, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100190 (China), Fax: (+86) 10-8261-6517
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  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (nos. 50221201, 90301010, and 20733006, 50573084), the National Research Fund for Fundamental Key Project No. 973 (2006CB806200), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Abstract

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Light at the end of the tunnel: Two kinds of 1D microstructures, tubes and rods, were prepared from 9,10-bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene. While both types of 1D microstructures can absorb excitation light and propagate the photoluminescence (PL) emission towards the tips, the air inside the hollow tubes changes the waveguide behavior and helps to reduce the optical loss (see PL images, scale bar: 10 μm).

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