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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12122–12128

Lasing through a strongly-coupled mode by intra-cavity pumping

Gleb M. Akselrod, Elizabeth R. Young, M. Scott Bradley, and Vladimir Bulović  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12122-12128 (2013)

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We demonstrate room temperature lasing through the polaritonic mode of a J-aggregate microcavity in which losses from exciton-exciton annihilation and slow polariton relaxation typical of direct J-aggregate excitation are circumvented via intra-cavity pumping. The pumping scheme utilizes an organic dye layer (DCM) within the cavity with an emission band overlapping the entire lower J-aggregate polariton branch spectrum, hence forcing DCM lasing to occur through the strongly-coupled mode. This cavity architecture, which separates strong coupling and gain into two materials, presents a general and flexible design for polariton devices and allows for the use of a wide range of materials, organic and inorganic, to be integrated into the cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(240.5420) Optics at surfaces : Polaritons
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013

Gleb M. Akselrod, Elizabeth R. Young, M. Scott Bradley, and Vladimir Bulović, "Lasing through a strongly-coupled mode by intra-cavity pumping," Opt. Express 21, 12122-12128 (2013)

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