Volume 4, Issue 6 p. 555-558
Conference Report

Smaller–Faster–Brighter: Developing Optical Probes of the Future

John M. Lupton Dr.

John M. Lupton Dr.

Photonics and Optoelectronics Group Physics Department and CeNS Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Amalienstr. 54, 80799 Munich,, Germany, Fax: (+49)89-2180-3441

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First published: 06 June 2003
Citations: 3

5th international topical conference on optical probes of conjugated polymers and organic and inorganic nanostructures, February 9–14, 2003, in Venice (Italy).

Graphical Abstract

Optically brilliant: The fifth international topical conference on optical probes of conjugated polymers and organic and inorganic nanostructures was an exciting place to be and demonstrated three main directions of research: a move to do spectroscopy on individual molecules, application of ever faster coherent probes over an increasingly broad spectral range and the development of new material systems as well as enhancement of known ones. The graphic compares two different methods for studying such new materials, which contribute to models describing the role of excess energy in exciton dissociation processes.