Solid-state circularly polarized luminescence measurements: Theoretical analysis
Chemical Physics Letters
Because a circularly polarized luminescence (CPL) spectrophotometer is a polarization-modulation instrument, artifacts resulting from optical anisotropies that are unique to the solid state necessarily accompany CPL signals. A set of procedures for obtaining the true CPL signal has been derived based on the Stokes–Mueller matrix method. Experiments on chiral fluorophore single crystals of benzil with larger and smaller optical anisotropies have shown that our method can eliminate parasitic artifacts to obtain the true CPL signal, even in cases where optical anisotropies are substantial.
Circularly polarized luminescence, Solid state, Materials