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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6487–6492

Polymer laser based on active waveguide grating structures

Tianrui Zhai, Xinping Zhang, and Zhaoguang Pang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6487-6492 (2011)

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The active waveguide grating structures (AWGS) are demonstrated as distributed feedback (DFB) configuration for polymer lasers. The thin film of a typical light-emitting polymer poly [(9,9-dioctylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-alt-co-(1,4-benzo-{2,1’,3}-thiadiazole)] acts both as the gain medium and as the waveguide. The grating structures are fabricated separately on top of the polymer film through interference lithography. The continuous and high-quality waveguide layer of the gain medium enables laser emission with narrow linewidth. Theoretical analysis and experimental verification imply potentially excellent performance of the organic DFB lasers based on the AWGS configuration. This kind of AWGS configuration is of particular importance for the design of electrically pumped polymer lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(250.3680) Optoelectronics : Light-emitting polymers
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2011
Published: March 22, 2011

Tianrui Zhai, Xinping Zhang, and Zhaoguang Pang, "Polymer laser based on active waveguide grating structures," Opt. Express 19, 6487-6492 (2011)

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