Spontaneous emission spectra from microdroplets

Stephen Holler, Noël L. Goddard, Stephen Arnold

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The emission spectrum from a fluorescent microdroplet is compared with theory for the first time. The spectrum of oriented surfactant molecules on a levitated microdroplet is found to be in good agreement with semiclassical theory of the interaction of whispering gallery modes with excited molecules. The orientation of these surface entities is estimated through this comparison.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6545-6547
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number16
StatePublished - Apr 22 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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