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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 6 — Mar. 20, 2006
  • pp: 2170–2177

Micro-fabricated single mode polymer dye laser

Søren Balslev, Andrej Mironov, Daniel Nilsson, and Anders Kristensen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 2170-2177 (2006)

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We present a single mode, single polarization, distributed feedback polymer dye laser, based on a short high order Bragg grating defined in a dye doped polymer layer between two secondary polymer layers. The Bragg grating is defined solely with standard I-line UV lithography. In this device we obtain single mode operation in a multimode structure by means of mode loss differentiation without using sub-wavelength structures. The laser is fabricated using micro-fabrication technology, is pumped by a pulsed frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser, and emits light in the chip plane at 551.39 nm, with a FWHM linewidth below 150 pm.

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OCIS Codes
(130.1750) Integrated optics : Components
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: March 2, 2006
Published: March 20, 2006

Søren Balslev, Andrej Mironov, Daniel Nilsson, and Anders Kristensen, "Micro-fabricated single mode polymer dye laser," Opt. Express 14, 2170-2177 (2006)

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