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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16746–16753

Tunable circularly polarized lasing emission in reflection distributed feedback dye lasers

Fei Chen, Denis Gindre, and Jean-Michel Nunzi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16746-16753 (2008)

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A tunable circularly polarized distributed feedback (DFB) laser based on reflection grating configuration was realized in a solution of 4-(dicyanomethylene)-2-methyl-6-(4-dimethylaminostyryl)-4H-pyran (DCM) doped methanol. Chiral photonic DFB structures with tunable photonic bandgap were generated by controlling the state of polarization of the two interfering pump beams. The dual-peak lasing emission spectrum indicates that the periodic chiral DFB grating is affected by a combination of modulations of gain and refractive index.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 30, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2008
Published: October 7, 2008

Fei Chen, Denis Gindre, and Jean-Michel Nunzi, "Tunable circularly polarized lasing emission in reflection distributed feedback dye lasers," Opt. Express 16, 16746-16753 (2008)

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