Research report 2008 - 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
SummaryConducting 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.