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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9211–9216

Diode pumped distributed Bragg reflector lasers based on a dye-to-polymer energy transfer blend

A. E. Vasdekis, G. Tsiminis, J.-C. Ribierre, Liam O’Faolain, T. F. Krauss, G. A. Turnbull, and I. D. W. Samuel  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9211-9216 (2006)

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We report the demonstration of a compact, all-solid-state polymer laser system comprising of a Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductor diode laser as the pump source. The polymer laser was configured as a surface emitting, distributed Bragg reflector laser (DBR), based on a novel energy transfer blend of Coumarin 102 and the conjugated polymer poly(2- methoxy-5-(2’-ethylhexyloxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene). In this configuration, diode pumping was possible both due to the improved quality of the resonators and the improved harvesting of the diode laser light.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(250.3680) Optoelectronics : Light-emitting polymers
(250.7270) Optoelectronics : Vertical emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 15, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

A. E. Vasdekis, G. Tsiminis, J.-C. Ribierre, Liam O' Faolain, T. F. Krauss, G. A. Turnbull, and I. D. W. Samuel, "Diode pumped distributed Bragg reflector lasers based on a dye-to-polymer energy transfer blend," Opt. Express 14, 9211-9216 (2006)

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