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—Optimal detection of a target return contaminated by signal-dependent interference, as well as additive channel noise, requires the design of a transmit pulse () and a receiver impulse response () jointly maximizing the output signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR). Despite the highly nonlinear nature of this problem, it has been possible to show… (More)
Materials with large chiral optical activity at visible wavelengths are of great interest in photonics, particularly as a route to chiral optical metamaterials. Here, we demonstrate the plasmonic enhancement of the chiral optical activity of chiral poly(fluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) (PFBT) doped with gold nanoparticles. The supramolecular helical… (More)
An allergic reaction ensues after antigen binds to mast cell or basophil high affinity IgE receptor, Fc epsilonRI, resulting in degranulation of various inflammatory mediators that produce various allergic symptoms. In this study, i) we isolated the active component for the inhibition of mast cell degranulation from the extract of leaves of Castanea crenata… (More)
New donor-acceptor alternating conjugated polymers were synthesized and characterized. Among them, PCPBBT exhibited a band-gap of 1.01 eV and ambipolar characteristics with μ(h) = 7.1 × 10(-4) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1) and μ(e) = 3.3 × 10(-3) cm(2) V(-1) s(-1).
A chemically modified poly(fluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole) (PFBT) polymer film is reported to exhibit high two-photon absorbing capability and chemical/physical stability upon the action of high-power laser pulses of ~780 nm wavelength and ~160 fs duration. A nonlinear transmission measurement is conducted by varying the input intensity from ~20 to ~600… (More)
The design, synthesis, and supramolecular organization of a nanocomposite in which nanoscale excitonic interactions between quantum dots and the chiral polymer dramatically enhance the optical activity is reported. This material is highly suitable for application in the emerging field of chiral photonics.