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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22443–22454

Efficient organic distributed feedback lasers with imprinted active films

Manuel G. Ramirez, Pedro G. Boj, Victor Navarro-Fuster, Igor Vragovic, José M. Villalvilla, Ibon Alonso, Vera Trabadelo, Santos Merino, and María A. Díaz-García  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22443-22454 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.022443


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Abstract

We report on the fabrication of efficient organic distributed feedback (DFB) lasers with thermally-nanoimprinted active films, emitting between 565 and 580 nm. The use of thermal-NIL has allowed, as opposed to room temperature or solvent-assisted techniques, high grating quality and excellent modulation depth. The 155°C heat exposure of the NIL process, does not significantly affect the thermal and optical properties of the active material (polystyrene films doped with a perylenediimide derivative). These devices combine a simple and low-cost preparation method with good laser characteristics, i.e. thresholds of 1 μJ/pulse, single-mode emission with linewidths below 0.2 nm and photostability half-lives of ~ 105 pump pulses under ambient conditions. In comparison to more standard DFBs with gratings on the substrate, their fabrication is much easier, while they show a similar laser performance.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(250.2080) Optoelectronics : Polymer active devices
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2011
Published: October 24, 2011

Citation
Manuel G. Ramirez, Pedro G. Boj, Victor Navarro-Fuster, Igor Vragovic, José M. Villalvilla, Ibon Alonso, Vera Trabadelo, Santos Merino, and María A. Díaz-García, "Efficient organic distributed feedback lasers with imprinted active films," Opt. Express 19, 22443-22454 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22443


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