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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — Mar. 6, 2006
  • pp: 1951–1956

Very high-quality distributed Bragg reflectors for organic lasing applications by reactive electron-beam deposition

Luana Persano, Andrea Camposeo, Pompilio Del Carro, Elisa Mele, Roberto Cingolani, and Dario Pisignano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1951-1956 (2006)

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We report on the realisation of a few pairs dielectric Distributed Bragg Reflectors fabricated by reactive electron-beam deposition, with state-of-the-art performances, such as very high reflectance (up to about 99.4%), wide stop band (up to 160 nm) in the visible range, and smooth interfaces (roughness as low as 1.5 nm). As a demonstrator of the very high quality of the mirrors we realized a polymer-based vertical microcavity laser by an imprinting-like approach. The device exhibits laser action at 519 nm, indicating low-loss dielectric reflectors grown by electron-beam techniques as promising tools for organic solid-state lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(250.7260) Optoelectronics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2006
Published: March 6, 2006

Luana Persano, Andrea Camposeo, Pompilio Del Carro, Elisa Mele, Roberto Cingolani, and Dario Pisignano, "Very high-quality distributed Bragg reflectors for organic lasing applications by reactive electron-beam deposition," Opt. Express 14, 1951-1956 (2006)

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