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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14362–14367

Nanoimprinted polymer lasers with threshold below 100 W/cm2 using mixed-order distributed feedback resonators

Yue Wang, Georgios Tsiminis, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Peter J. Skabara, Ifor D.W. Samuel, and Graham A. Turnbull  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14362-14367 (2013)

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Organic semiconductor lasers were fabricated by UV-nanoimprint lithography with thresholds as low as 57 W/cm2 under 4 ns pulsed operation. The nanoimprinted lasers employed mixed-order distributed feedback resonators, with second-order gratings surrounded by first-order gratings, combined with a light-emitting conjugated polymer. They were pumped by InGaN LEDs to produce green-emitting lasers, with thresholds of 208 W/cm2 (102 nJ/pulse). These hybrid lasers incorporate a scalable UV-nanoimprint lithography process, compatible with high-performance LEDs, therefore we have demonstrated a coherent, compact, low-cost light source.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(110.4235) Imaging systems : Nanolithography
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 30, 2013
Published: June 10, 2013

Yue Wang, Georgios Tsiminis, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Peter J. Skabara, Ifor D.W. Samuel, and Graham A. Turnbull, "Nanoimprinted polymer lasers with threshold below 100 W/cm2 using mixed-order distributed feedback resonators," Opt. Express 21, 14362-14367 (2013)

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