DEMONSTRATION OF RECIPROCITY IN THE ANGULAR PATTERN OF FLUORESCENCE EMISSION COLLECTED FROM LANGMUIR-BLODGETT DEPOSITED THIN FILMS.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Application of a principle of reciprocity results in an explicit prediction for the angular pattern of fluorescence emission which is detected in the far field from a fluorophore located in a thin film between two dielectric interfaces. With the use of the method of Langmuir-Blodgett deposition, thin films of three different thicknesses were deposited on the flat surface of a hemicyclindrical quartz prism. Each film was constructed so as to contain a plane of fluorophores located at a specific distance from the prism/film interface. According to the principle of reciprocity, a distinct angular pattern of fluorescence is predicted for each film type. This work is pertinent to biomedical engineering.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Suci, PA; Reichert, WM

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 120 - 127

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-7028

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1366/0003702884428761

Citation Source

  • Scopus