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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2002
  • pp: 5030–5035

Fabrication of a distributed-feedback dye laser with a grating structure in its plastic waveguide

Yuji Oki, Takeshi Yoshiura, Yuichi Chisaki, and Mitsuo Maeda  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 24, pp. 5030-5035 (2002)

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Two approaches of fabricating grating structures for waveguided plastic dye lasers are described and compared for lasing performance. Rhodamine6G–doped poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) film on a PMMA substrate was used for the waveguide, and a distributed-feedback (DFB) laser operation with a single-propagation mode was demonstrated. The performances of both types of permanent grating structured DFB dye laser were better than those of a DFB dye laser on a plain waveguide with a dynamic grating formed by the interference of two pump beams. Wide tuning range is expected by use of a multistripe DFB laser with different grating pitches.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(230.7390) Optical devices : Waveguides, planar

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2001
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2002
Published: August 20, 2002

Yuji Oki, Takeshi Yoshiura, Yuichi Chisaki, and Mitsuo Maeda, "Fabrication of a distributed-feedback dye laser with a grating structure in its plastic waveguide," Appl. Opt. 41, 5030-5035 (2002)

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