Research report 2009 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Femtosecond spectroscopy – Tracking the fate of excited states with ultrashort pulses

Laquai, Frédéric; Baluschev, Stanislav

Optische Spektroskopie (Dr. Frédéric Laquai)
MPI für Polymerforschung, Mainz

Conducting organic materials aim to compete with traditional silicon-based technology for optoelectronic applications, for instance light-emitting diodes, solar cells and transistors. To further develop these materials for commercial applications, a profound understanding of the relation between chemical structure and optical / electronic properties is required. Recent advances in optical spectroscopy with pulsed lasers allow studying the photophysical processes down to a timescale of femtoseconds.

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