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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1998
  • pp: 2379–2384

Highly Scattering Intralipid-10% Assisted Lasing from Microdroplets with Acridine Orange Dye

Shinji Tanosaki, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Kazuhiro Tsujita, B. Devaraj, and Humio Inaba  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 12, pp. 2379-2384 (1998)

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One order or greater of magnitude enhancement of lasing emission is confirmed experimentally from liquid microdroplets of Acridine Orange dye mixed with the fat emulsion Intralipid-10% suspension as highly scattering media, compared with pure dye-doped droplets. This novel method that makes use of a high-gain laser dye soft scatter microsystem allows for a wide range of lasing of microdropslets. Originally without lasing pure dye droplets enabled one to lase with a well-defined threshold and an appreciably increased emission intensity in suitable conditions. Spectral characteristics and emission peak intensities from these microdroplets are measured quantitatively as a function of volume content of Intralipid-10% solutions.

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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers

Shinji Tanosaki, Hiroshi Taniguchi, Kazuhiro Tsujita, B. Devaraj, and Humio Inaba, "Highly Scattering Intralipid-10% Assisted Lasing from Microdroplets with Acridine Orange Dye," Appl. Opt. 37, 2379-2384 (1998)

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