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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2008
  • pp: 1177–1181

Improvement of amplified spontaneous emission by encapsulating green fluorescent dye in inverted-opal titania photonic crystals

Dingke Zhang, Yanping Wang, Yanling Cao, and Dongge Ma  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 9, pp. 1177-1181 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.001177


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Abstract

Amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) characteristics of a green fluorescent dye (10-(2-benzothiazolyl)-1,1,7,7-tetramethyl-2,3,6,7-tetrahydro-1H,5H,11H-[1] benzo- pyrano [6,7,8-ij]quinolizin-11-one) (C545T) encapsulated in a highly ordered three-dimensional (3D) inverted-opal titania ( Ti O 2 ) photonic crystal (PC) microcavity were studied. Due to the utilization of a Ti O 2 PC, the emission spectrum was greatly narrowed and the ASE threshold, gain, and loss were significantly improved. The threshold, gain, and loss reached 1.25 mJ pulse 1 cm 2 , 34.69 cm 1 , and 16.9 cm 1 , respectively. The possible reason for the improvement in the ASE performance by the PC is attributed to the 3D photon localization by the microcavity effect of the PC.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2008
Published: March 14, 2008

Citation
Dingke Zhang, Yanping Wang, Yanling Cao, and Dongge Ma, "Improvement of amplified spontaneous emission by encapsulating green fluorescent dye in inverted-opal titania photonic crystals," Appl. Opt. 47, 1177-1181 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-9-1177


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