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

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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