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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1998
  • pp: 510–513

Solid-state cavity lasing from poly(p-phenylene vinylene)–silica nanocomposite bulk

Deepak N. Kumar, Jayant D. Bhawalkar, and Paras N. Prasad  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 510-513 (1998)

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We have fabricated inorganic–organic nanocomposite bulk samples consisting of poly(p-phenylene vinylene) (PPV) and silica by in situ polymerization of a PPV salt monomer within a porous glass using a base-catalyzed polymerization reaction and subsequent heat treatment. The samples processed at temperatures above 200 °C showed a sharp reduction in fluorescence. Solid-state cavity lasing was achieved from the samples processed at 150 °C with optical efficiency as high as 11.4%. We report characteristic narrowing of the linewidth and the temporal profile.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers

Original Manuscript: July 14, 1997
Revised Manuscript: September 29, 1997
Published: January 20, 1998

Deepak N. Kumar, Jayant D. Bhawalkar, and Paras N. Prasad, "Solid-state cavity lasing from poly(p-phenylene vinylene)–silica nanocomposite bulk," Appl. Opt. 37, 510-513 (1998)

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