Amplified spontaneous emission and lasing properties of bisfluorene-cored dendrimers

J. C. Ribierre, G. Tsiminis, S. Richardson, G. A. Turnbull, I. D.W. Samuel, H. S. Barcena, P. L. Burn

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    A study of the amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) properties of three bisfluorene-cored dendrimers in the solid state is reported. The results show that the dendron type has a strong impact on the photoluminescence quantum yield and affects the ASE threshold, the optical gain, and loss coefficients. Optically pumped distributed feedback lasers operating in the blue spectral region were fabricated by spin coating the dendrimer films on top of a two-dimensional corrugated fused silica substrate. A best lasing threshold of 4.5 μJ cm2 and a slope efficiency of 8.3% were obtained, which demonstrate the high potential of these materials for laser applications.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number081108
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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