Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

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Among the many atomic/molecular assembling techniques used to develop artificial materials, molecular layer deposition (MLD) continues to receive special attention as the next-generation growth technique for organic thin-film materials used in photonics and electronics.

Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications describes how photonic/electronic properties of thin films can be improved through MLD, which enables precise control of atomic and molecular arrangements to construct a wire network that achieves "three-dimensional growth". MLD facilitates dot-by-dot-or molecule-by-molecule-growth of polymer and molecular wires, and that enhanced level of control creates numerous application possibilities.

Explores the wide range of MLD
applications in solar energy and optics, as well as proposed uses in biomedical photonics

This book addresses the prospects for artificial materials with atomic/molecular-level tailored structures, especially those featuring MLD and conjugated polymers with multiple quantum dots (MQDs), or polymer MQDs. In particular, the author focuses on the application of artificial organic thin films to:

  • Photonics/electronics, particularly in optical interconnects used in computers
    Optical switching and solar energy conversion systems
  • Bio/
    medical photonics, such as photodynamic therapy
  • Organic photonic materials, devices, and integration processes

With its clear and concise presentation, this book demonstrates exactly how MLD enables electron wavefunction control, thereby improving material performance and generating new photonic/electronic phenomena.

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Editorial Reviews

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... well-written with lucid and elaborate presentation of molecular layer deposition technique, systematic procedures of device fabrication and their useful applications. This is clearly a handy and helpful book to the researchers who are into organic photonics and related other applied fields and also useful for those just starting in the field.
—G. Vijaya Prakash

… deals with interesting topics about a new technique for highly-ordered structures and high-performance optoelectronic properties of organic molecules... .
—Atsushi Kubono, Shizuoka University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439819739
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Series: Optics and Photonics Series , #4
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Atomic/Molecular Assembling Technologies

Similarity of Electronic Waves to Light Waves

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)

Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE)

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition (Plasma CVD)


Vacuum Deposition Polymerization

Fundamentals of Molecular Layer Deposition (MLD)

Concept of MLD

MLD Equipment

Proof of Concept of MLD

MLD with Controlled Growth Orientations and Locations

High-Rate MLD

Selective Wire Growth

Mass Production Process for Nano-Scale Devices Fabricated by MLD

Examples of Goals Achieved by MLD

Fabrication of Multiple-Quantum Dots (MQDs) by MLD

Fundamentals of Quantum Dots

Quantum Dot Construction in Conjugated Polymers by MLD

Theoretical Predictions of Electro-Optic (EO) Effects in Polymer Wires

Molecular Orbital Method

Nonlinear Optical Effects

Procedure for Evaluation of the EO Effects by the Molecular Orbital Method

Qualitative Guidelines for Improving Optical Nonlinearities

Enhancement of Second-Order Optical Nonlinearity of by Controlling Wavefunctions

Enhancement of Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity by Controlling Wavefunctions

Multiple Quantum Dots (MQDs) in Conjugated Polymer Wires

Design of Integrated Optical Switches

Variable Well Optical ICs (VWOICs) and Waveguide Prism Deflectors (WPDs)

Nano-Scale Optical Switches

Organic Photonic Materials, Devices, and Integration Processes

Electro-Optic EO Materials

Optical Waveguides Fabricated by Selective Wire Growth

Nano-Scale Waveguides of Photo-Induced Refractive Index Increase Sol-Gel Materials

Self-Organized Lightwave Network (SOLNET) for Self-Aligned Optical Couplings and Vertical Waveguides

Resource-Saving Heterogeneous Integration

Optical Waveguide Films with Vertical Mirrors and 3-D Optical Circuits

Applications to Optical Interconnects and Optical Switching Systems

3-D Optoelectronic (OE) Platform Based on Scalable Film Optical Link Module (S-FOLM)

Optical Interconnects within Boxes

3-D Micro Optical Switching System (3D-MOSS)

Applications to Solar Energy Conversion Systems

Sensitized Photovoltaic Devices

Integrated Solar Energy Conversion Systems

Novel Structures of Photovoltaic and Photosynthesis Devices

Waveguide-Type Photovoltaic Devices with a Charge Storage/Photosynthesis Function

Proposed Applications to Biomedical Photonics

Therapy for Cancer Utilizing Liquid-Phase MLD

Indicator for Reflective or Emissive Targets Utilizing R-SOLNET

Integrated Photoluminescence Analysis Chips

Molecular Recognition Chip

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  • Posted April 10, 2011


    Are you a material/device scientist and engineer? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Tetsuzo Yoshimura, has done an outstanding job of writing a book on artificial materials with atomic/molecular-level tailored structures. Yoshimura, begins by showing you conventional atomic/molecular assembling techniques, including scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), plasma chemical vapor deposition (Plasma CVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD), sputtering, and vacuum deposition polymerization. Next, the author explains the fundamentals of MLD-utilizing chemical reactions and electrostatic force. Then, he shows you an experimental demonstration of multiple quantum dot construction in polymer wires by arranging two and three kinds of molecules using MLD. He continues by explaining the concept of the molecular orbital method and the concept of nonlinear optical phenomena, such as the electro-optic effect. Next, the author covers design and simulated switching characteristics for waveguide prism deflector optical switches and nano-scale optical switches consisting of ring resonators. Then, he shows you the various examples of organic/polymer photonic materials and devices, whose performance will be improved by utilizing MLD. The author continues by discussing possible applications of the thin-film organic photonics to optoelectronic systems, such as optical interconnects within boxes and three-dimensional micro optical switching systems. Next, he explores applications of the thin film organic photonics to solar energy conversion systems. Finally, the author discusses various proposals for MLD applications to bio/medical-photonics. This most excellent book describes how photonic/electronic properties of thin films can be improved by precise control of atomic and molecular arrangements. More importantly, it demonstrates the prospect of the artificial materials with atomic/molecular-level tailored structures!

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