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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1996
  • pp: 640–643

Laser action in polymeric gain media containing scattering particles

R. M. Balachandran, D. P. Pacheco, and N. M. Lawandy  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 4, pp. 640-643 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.35.000640


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Abstract

Optical pumping of polymer sheets containing laser dyes and TiO2 nanoparticle scatterers results in emissions that exhibit laser behavior with linewidths as low as 4 nm. The input–output characteristics, effects of index matching on the emission, damage thresholds, wavelength stability, and possible applications of these new materials are discussed.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 17, 1995
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 1995
Published: February 1, 1996

Citation
R. M. Balachandran, D. P. Pacheco, and N. M. Lawandy, "Laser action in polymeric gain media containing scattering particles," Appl. Opt. 35, 640-643 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-35-4-640


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