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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 9 — May. 3, 2004
  • pp: 1857–1863

Lasing in chiral photonic liquid crystals and associated frequency tuning

Andy Y.-G. Fuh, Tsung-Hsien Lin, J.-H. Liu, and F.-C. Wu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 9, pp. 1857-1863 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.001857


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Abstract

This letter addresses a dye-doped planar cholesteric cell as a one-dimensional photonic crystal, which can be lased at the band edges of the photonic band gap. The effect of the composition of the material and the thickness of a cholesteric cell (CLC) on the lasing action, and the photo-control of the lasing frequency, are experimentally investigated. Adding a tunable chiral monomer (TCM) allows the CLC’s reflection band to be tuned by varying the intensity and/or exposure time of the UV curing light, enabling the lasing frequency of the CLC sample to be tuned.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: February 27, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2004
Published: May 3, 2004

Citation
Andy Fuh, Tsung-Hsien Lin, J.-H. Liu, and F.-C. Wu, "Lasing in chiral photonic liquid crystals and associated frequency tuning," Opt. Express 12, 1857-1863 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-9-1857


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