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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 9135–9143

Frequency up-converted lasing in polymeric composites with two-photon absorbing antenna

Qi Chen, Chunfeng Zhang, Bin Jiang, Xiaoyong Wang, Yan Jun Liu, Yue Cao, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 9135-9143 (2012)

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Energy-transfer-coupled polymeric composites with donors of two-absorbing dyes and acceptors of polymer gain medium are introduced for up-converted laser applications. The two-photon pumped hybrid polymer lasers show significant performance improvement with nearly 10 times reduction of lasing threshold and over 100 times extension of lifespan.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2012
Published: April 4, 2012

Qi Chen, Chunfeng Zhang, Bin Jiang, Xiaoyong Wang, Yan Jun Liu, Yue Cao, and Min Xiao, "Frequency up-converted lasing in polymeric composites with two-photon absorbing antenna," Opt. Express 20, 9135-9143 (2012)

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