UV and RIR matrix assisted pulsed laser deposition of organic MEH-PPV films

B. Toftmann, M. R. Papantonakis, R. C.Y. Auyeung, W. Kim, S. M. O'Malley, D. M. Bubb, J. S. Horwitz, J. Schou, P. M. Johansen, R. F. Haglund

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A comparative study of thin film production based on gentle laser-ablation techniques has been carried out with the luminescent polymer poly[2-methoxy-5-(2′-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene]. Using a free-electron laser films were made by resonant infrared pulsed laser deposition (RIR-PLD). For the first time resonant infrared matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation (RIR-MAPLE) was successfully demonstrated on a luminescent polymer system. In addition to this, an excimer laser has been used for UV-MAPLE depositions at 193 and 248-nm irradiation. Films deposited onto NaCl and quartz substrates were analyzed by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, UV-visible absorbance and photoluminescence. Photoluminescent material was deposited by RIR-MAPLE and 248-nm MAPLE, while the RIR-PLD and 193-nm-MAPLE depositions displayed the smoothest surfaces but did not show photoluminescence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-181
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of Symposium H on Photonic Processing of Surfaces - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Jun 10 2003Jun 13 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Laser deposition
  • Matrix assisted pulsed laser evaporation
  • Pulsed laser deposition
  • RIR
  • UV


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