Solvent-Dependent Growth of Rigid Styrylstilbene Dicarboxylic Acid Microcrystals as Bent Waveguides and Microlasers
Venkatakrishnarao, Dasari, Shunya Hasebe, Yasunobu Egawa, Jinal Tapar, Ramón Paniagua-Domínguez, Chit Siong Lau, Hiroshi Yamagishi, Hayato Tsuji, and Yohei Yamamoto
Advanced Photonics Research
Organic single-crystalline structures can effectively generate and confine photons, which can be potential building blocks for the optical circuits. While designing of organic molecules can tune the photoluminescence (PL) property, it is challenging to achieve efficient laser emission and light resonance in different forms of molecular aggregates. Herein, a dicarboxylated carbon-bridged oligophenylenevinylene (COPV2-(COOH)2) is newly synthesized. The THF/water solution of COPV2-(COOH)2 exhibits green-color PL with quantum yield >0.90 over the range of THF/water?=?100/0?40/60. COPV2-(COOH)2 forms either bent microrods (MR) or microsheets (MS) depending on the crystallization solvents. Significantly, PL resonance and lasing are only observed in MS, indicating that MS has better light confinement property than MR. MS features Q-factor as high as 1.8???103 with the lasing threshold of 222??J?cm?2. Finite-difference time-domain (FDTD)-simulated electric field distributions in MR and MS validate experimental observations.
Organic single-crystalline structures,Microlaser