Efficient Forster energy transfer from phosphorescent organic molecules to J-aggregate thin films

TitleEfficient Forster energy transfer from phosphorescent organic molecules to J-aggregate thin films
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsShirasaki, Y, Anikeeva, PO, Tischler, JR, M. Bradley, S, Bulovic, V
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume485
Issue1-3
Pagination243 - 246
Date Published2010/01/18/
Abstract

We demonstrate efficient Forster resonance energy transfer (FRET) from a thin film of phosphorescent dye, fac tris(2-phenylpyridine) iridium (Ir(ppy)(3)), to a thin film of J-aggregated cyanine dye, 5,6-dichloro-2-[3-[5,6-dichloro-1-ethyl-3-(3-sulfopropyl)-2(3H)-benzimid azolidene]-1-propenyl]-1-ethyl-3-(3-sulfopropyl) benzimidazolium hydroxide (TDBC). The measurement is performed on a planar sandwich structure with the layer of Ir(ppy)(3) and the layer of J-aggregates separated by a uniform optically inert spacer layer. Quenching of Ir(ppy)(3) photoluminescence due to FRET of Ir(ppy)(3) excitons to J-aggregates enables us to calculate the experimentally-determined Forster radius of 3.8 nm, which is in good agreement with the theoretically calculated value. (C) 2009 Published by Elsevier B. V.