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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 24 — Nov. 27, 2006
  • pp: 11681–11686

Vertical-cavity organic lasers with distributed-feedback structures based on active Bragg reflectors

H. Sakata, H. Takeuchi, K. Natsume, and S. Suzuki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 24, pp. 11681-11686 (2006)

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Optically pumped organic thin-film lasers were fabricated by stacking top and bottom Bragg reflectors with an inner-cavity active layer between the reflectors. We observed single-longitudinal-mode laser operation at 555 nm by doping pyrromethene-567 dye into all the stacked layers. The threshold of the laser was 30% less than that of a laser operated with nondoped Bragg reflectors, which was in good agreement with calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2006
Published: November 27, 2006

H. Sakata, H. Takeuchi, K. Natsume, and S. Suzuki, "Vertical-cavity organic lasers with distributed-feedback structures based on active Bragg reflectors," Opt. Express 14, 11681-11686 (2006)

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