We demonstrate a high-sensitive transient absorption technique for detection of excited states in an organic thin film by time-resolved optical waveguide spectroscopy. By using a laser beam as a probe light, we detect small change in the transient absorbance which is equivalent to 10-7 absorbance unit in a conventional method. This technique was applied to organic thin films of blue phosphorescent materials for organic light emitting diodes. We directly observed the back energy transfer from emitting guest molecules to conductive host molecules.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)