Enhanced triplet formation in polycrystalline tetracene films by femtosecond optical-pulse shaping. Journal Article uri icon



  • Polycrystalline tetracene films have been explored using weak ∼ 30 fs visible laser pulses that excite the lowest singlet exciton as well as coherent vibrational motion. Transient difference spectra show a triplet absorption which arises following singlet fission (SF) and persists for 1.6 ns without decay. Adaptive pulse shaping identifies multipulse optimal fields which maximize this absorption feature by ∼ 20%. These are comprised of subpulses separated by time delays well correlated with the period of lattice vibrations suggesting such modes control the yield of SF photochemistry.

publication date

  • December 1, 2010

Date in CU Experts

  • September 6, 2013 4:32 AM

Full Author List

  • Grumstrup EM; Johnson JC; Damrauer NH

author count

  • 3

citation count

  • 8

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

Additional Document Info

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