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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 1-6, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-55752-910-7
Tunable and Fluid Metamaterials (QThK)

Isotropic Lasing from Self-assembled Cholesteric Microdroplets

Matjaz Humar and Igor Musevic  »View Author Affiliations


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Here we demonstrate highly tunable single mode lasing from self-assembled microdroplets of cholesteric liquid crystal. This is one of first lasers that emits light isotropically in all directions and thus acts as a point source of light.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

M. Humar and I. Musevic, "Isotropic Lasing from Self-assembled Cholesteric Microdroplets," in CLEO:2011 - Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper QThK6.

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