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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 13 — Jun. 28, 2004
  • pp: 2857–2863

Cavity-enhanced emission from a dye-coated microsphere

Perry G. Schiro and Alfred S. Kwok  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 13, pp. 2857-2863 (2004)

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We have observed whispering gallery modes in the inelastic emission from a 9.8 µm polystyrene bead coated with a monolayer of AlexaFluor 488 dye. Using a separate near-IR trapping laser and an Ar+ excitation laser enables us to isolate and study a single dye-coated bead in a colloidal suspension without causing any bead damage.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2004
Published: June 28, 2004

Perry Schiro and Alfred Kwok, "Cavity-enhanced emission from a dye-coated microsphere," Opt. Express 12, 2857-2863 (2004)

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