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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 22616–22623

Band-tunable color cone lasing emission based on dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals with various pitches and a pitch gradient

C.-R. Lee, S.-H. Lin, H.-C. Yeh, and T.-D. Ji  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 22616-22623 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.022616


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Abstract

This study elucidates, for the first time, a novel band-tunable color cone lasing emission (CCLE) based on dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystal (DDCLC) films with various pitches. For several CLC cells with different pitches it was shown experimentally that the lasing band on the CCLE can be tuned among various color regions measured within different angular ranges. Some important features of the tunable CCLE are also identified and discussed. A spatially band-tunable color cone laser, based on a single DDCLC with a gradient pitch, is developed as a real application.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.3710) Materials : Liquid crystals
(230.3720) Optical devices : Liquid-crystal devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 20, 2009
Published: November 25, 2009

Citation
C.-R. Lee, S.-H. Lin, H.-C. Yeh, and T.-D. Ji, "Band-tunable color cone lasing emission based on dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystals with various pitches and a pitch gradient," Opt. Express 17, 22616-22623 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-25-22616


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