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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2007
  • pp: 3836–3842

Amplified spontaneous emission in polymer films doped with a perylenediimide derivative

Eva M. Calzado, José M. Villalvilla, Pedro G. Boj, José A. Quintana, Rafael Gómez, José L. Segura, and María A. Díaz García  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 18, pp. 3836-3842 (2007)

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The presence of amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) by optical pump in polystyrene films doped with N,N′-di(10-nonadecyl)perylene-3,4:9,10-tetracarboxylic diimide (PDI-N) in a range of PDI-N concentrations between 0.25 and 5 wt. % is reported. Gain coefficients up to 10 cm 1 , at a pump intensity of 74 kW / cm 2 , were obtained. The lowest thresholds ( 15 kW / cm 2 ) and largest photostabilities measured at 50% ( 50 min , i.e., 30,000 pump pulses) were obtained for concentrations up to 1 wt. %. The observation of an increase in the ASE threshold and a decrease in the photostability for larger concentrations is attributed to the presence of aggregated species.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials

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Original Manuscript: January 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2007
Published: May 31, 2007

Eva M. Calzado, José M. Villalvilla, Pedro G. Boj, José A. Quintana, Rafael Gómez, José L. Segura, and María A. Díaz García, "Amplified spontaneous emission in polymer films doped with a perylenediimide derivative," Appl. Opt. 46, 3836-3842 (2007)

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