Research report 2006 - Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Annihilation Up-Conversion Fluorescence: Non-coherent Excitation by Sun-light

Authors
Baluschev, Stanislav; Laquai, Frédéric; Wegner, Gerhard
Departments

Festkörperchemie der Polymere (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wegner)
MPI für Polymerforschung, Mainz

Summary
The first experimental results for up-conversion photoluminescence excited by using ultra low (~10 W/cm2) intensity non-coherent light in solution of diphenylanthracene blended with platinum octaethyl porphyrin are presented. The crucial advantage of this bi-molecular up-conversion process is the inherent independence from the coherence properties of the excitation light.

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