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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 14 — Jul. 7, 2008
  • pp: 10248–10253

PDMS embedded opto-fluidic microring resonator lasers

Jonathan D. Suter, Yuze Sun, Daniel J. Howard, John A. Viator, and Xudong Fan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 14, pp. 10248-10253 (2008)

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Opto-fluidic ring resonator (OFRR) dye lasers are embedded in low index polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) to achieve enhanced portability, mechanical stability, and potential integration with conventional soft lithography based microfluidics for development of micro total analysis systems. The OFRR retains high Q-factors (>106) and exhibits low lasing threshold (<1 µJ/mm2). Fiber prisms and tapered optical fibers are used to directionally couple out the laser emission. At 2.2 µJ/mm2 pump intensity, the laser output from the fiber prism is 80 nW, corresponding to 50% power extraction efficiency. A microarray structure of parallel OFRRs is also demonstrated, allowing simultaneous multi-color emissions.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2008
Published: June 26, 2008

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Jonathan D. Suter, Yuze Sun, Daniel J. Howard, John A. Viator, and Xudong Fan, "PDMS embedded opto-fluidic microring resonator lasers," Opt. Express 16, 10248-10253 (2008)

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