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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 4690–4696

Fundamental characteristics of degradation- recoverable solid-state DFB polymer laser

Hiroaki Yoshioka, Yu Yang, Hirofumi Watanabe, and Yuji Oki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 4690-4696 (2012)

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A novel solid-state dye laser with degradation recovery was proposed and demonstrated. Polydimethylsiloxane was used as a nanoporous solid matrix to enable the internal circulation of dye molecules in the solid state. An internal circulation model for the dye molecules was also proposed and verified numerically by assuming molecular mobility and using a proposed diffusion equation. The durability of the laser was increased 20.5-fold compared with that of a conventional polymethylmethacrylate laser. This novel laser solves the low-durability problem of dye-doped polymer lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2012
Published: February 9, 2012

Hiroaki Yoshioka, Yu Yang, Hirofumi Watanabe, and Yuji Oki, "Fundamental characteristics of degradation- recoverable solid-state DFB polymer laser," Opt. Express 20, 4690-4696 (2012)

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