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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11368–11375

Solvent-free fluidic organic dye lasers

Eun Young Choi, Loic Mager, Tran Thi Cham, Kokou D. Dorkenoo, Alain Fort, Jeong Weon Wu, Alberto Barsella, and Jean-Charles Ribierre  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11368-11375 (2013)

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We report on the demonstration of liquid organic dye lasers based on 9-(2-ethylhexyl)carbazole (EHCz), so-called liquid carbazole, doped with green- and red-emitting laser dyes. Both waveguide and Fabry-Perot type microcavity fluidic organic dye lasers were prepared by capillary action under solvent-free conditions. Cascade Förster-type energy transfer processes from liquid carbazole to laser dyes were employed to achieve color-variable amplified spontaneous emission and lasing. Overall, this study provides the first step towards the development of solvent-free fluidic organic semiconducting lasers and demonstrates a new kind of optoelectronic applications for liquid organic semiconductors.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2013
Published: May 2, 2013

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Eun Young Choi, Loic Mager, Tran Thi Cham, Kokou D. Dorkenoo, Alain Fort, Jeong Weon Wu, Alberto Barsella, and Jean-Charles Ribierre, "Solvent-free fluidic organic dye lasers," Opt. Express 21, 11368-11375 (2013)

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