PACS: 78.55.-m, 78.40.Me, 78.40.Pg, 42.70.Hj, 42.70.Jk

Multiple scattering effect on luminescence of the dyed polymer matrix

E. Tikhonov1, V. Yashchuk2, O. Prygodjuk2, V. Bezrodny1, Yu. Filatov3

1Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 46, prospect Nauky, 03028 Kyiv, Ukraine
2Kyiv T.Shevchenko University, 6,Glushkov av., 03680 Kyiv, Ukraine
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3Institute of Superhard Materials, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Avtozavodska str., 04074 Kyiv, Ukraine

Abstract. The luminescence properties of the Rodamine 6G in strongly scattering matrix in dependence of the medium parameters were examined. The luminescence spectrum of this object was found to be dependent on the scattering particle concentration, particle material and sample thickness. It was shown that the main reason of the dependencies is an enhanced reabsorption of luminescence radiation in the light scattering sample caused by manifold light scattering.

Keywords: multiple light scattering, reabsorption, luminescence, dye, polymer, rhodamine 6G.
Paper received 29.11.03; accepted for publication 30.03.04.

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