Diode pumped distributed Bragg reflector lasers based on a dye-to-polymer energy transfer blend

A. E. Vasdekis, G. Tsiminis, J. C. Ribierre, Liam O'Faolain, T. F. Krauss, G. A. Turnbull, I. D.W. Samuel

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Abstract

We report the demonstration of a compact, all-solid-state polymer laser system comprising of a Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor diode laser as the pump source. The polymer laser was configured as a surface emitting, distributed Bragg reflector laser (DBR), based on a novel energy transfer blend of Coumarin 102 and the conjugated polymer poly(2-methoxy-5-(2'-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene). In this configuration, diode pumping was possible both due to the improved quality of the resonators and the improved harvesting of the diode laser light.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9211-9216
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume14
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2006

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Vasdekis, A. E., Tsiminis, G., Ribierre, J. C., O'Faolain, L., Krauss, T. F., Turnbull, G. A., & Samuel, I. D. W. (2006). Diode pumped distributed Bragg reflector lasers based on a dye-to-polymer energy transfer blend. Optics Express, 14(20), 9211-9216. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.009211