26 March 2012 Thermal study of the photonic band gap effect on a resonance energy transfer process
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J. of Photonics for Energy, 2(1), 021204 (2012). doi:10.1117/1.JPE.2.021204
Optical confinement can induce enhancement of the resonance energy transfer between fluorescent molecules by influencing the interaction between the different available energy levels. We study the energy transfer between a pair of molecules, tris(2-phenylpyridine) iridium and bis(2-methyl-8-quinolinato)-4-phenylphenolate aluminum, which are extensively used in organic light-emitting diode technologies. These molecules have previously shown Förster energy transfer. We present the result of the dipolar coupling of these two molecules embedded in a poly(N-vinylcarbazole) film and inserted in a colloidal photonic crystal. Due to the presence of the photonic band gap, the efficiency of the energy transfer has been improved. A thermal study of the emission under the effect of the photonic band gap has been performed.
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Luis González-Urbina, Javier Pérez-Moreno, Branko Kolaric, Koen Clays, "Thermal study of the photonic band gap effect on a resonance energy transfer process," Journal of Photonics for Energy 2(1), 021204 (26 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.2.021204


Energy transfer

Fluorescence resonance energy transfer

Molecular energy transfer

Organic light emitting diodes

Photonic crystals

Resonance energy transfer

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