Introducing a phase-shift in nanoimprinted polymer dye lasers is shown to increase the probability of single mode lasing from 19% to 99%. Low-index lasers with only one longitudinal mode are thus superior to band-edge lasers.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals
M. B. Christiansen, T. Buss, C. L. Smith, and A. Kristensen, "Improved Emission Properties of Polymer Photonic Crystal Lasers by Introducing a Phase-shift," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CThS4.
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