Laser emission from high-gain media of dye-doped dendrimer

Shiyoshi Yokoyama, Akira Otomo, Shinro Mashiko

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Abstract

We prepared high-gain media for laser emission by using a conventional laser-dye (DCM) and dendrimer. A dendrimer can encapsulate the laser dye, and therefore increase its concentration up to 9.0 mM with limited self-aggregation and intermolecular quenching. The optical confinement is attributed to gain guiding under optical excitation. The laser spectrum clearly indicated periodic resonant modes though the laser feedback was caused in an unusual way. Above the lasing threshold, the spectral linewidth became less than 0.1 nm. The laser-dye-doped dendrimer showed a particular ability to decrease the lasing threshold intensity by increasing the dye concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume80
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 7 2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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