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Polarization-induced control of two-photon excited fluorescence in a chiral polybinaphthyl

Yi Zeng, Changshun Wang, Fuli Zhao, Xiaobo Huang, and Yixiang Cheng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 15, pp. 2982-2984 (2011)

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The fluorescence behavior of a chiral polybinaphthyl excited with 100 fs 800 nm laser pulses was investigated in tetrahydrofuran solution. The peak fluorescence intensity versus the input irradiance was measured to meet a square dependence, giving evidence for two-photon excited fluorescence (TPF). The variations of the TPF intensity were found to be strongly modulated by the different polarized incident lights and tightly depend on the linearly polarized component of the incident light. Furthermore, combining with the characteristics of chiral molecules, the two-photon polarization ratio was studied to reveal the symmetry of the involved excited states.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(160.1585) Materials : Chiral media

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2011
Published: August 1, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Yi Zeng, Changshun Wang, Fuli Zhao, Xiaobo Huang, and Yixiang Cheng, "Polarization-induced control of two-photon excited fluorescence in a chiral polybinaphthyl," Opt. Lett. 36, 2982-2984 (2011)

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