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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Jun. 16, 2014
  • pp: 14305–14310

Direct three-photon excitation of upconversion random laser emission in a weakly scattering organic colloidal system

Anderson S. L. Gomes, Mariana T. Carvalho, Christian T. Dominguez, Cid B. de Araújo, and Paras N. Prasad  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 14305-14310 (2014)

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We report the operation and characterization of an upconversion random laser emitting at 560 nm, when directly pumped by three photon excitation at the near IR wavelength of 1350 nm in a colloidal dye solution in the weakly scattering regime. Using a special dye with a high three-photon cross-section and TiO2 nanoparticles (250 nm diameter), optimized upconverted emission was obtained for particle densities of ~2 x 109/cm3. A strong dependence on the nanoparticle concentration and the pumping area was verified. The presence of spikes with linewidths ~0.4 nm in the emitted spectrum is the signature of coherent emission from this three-photon pumped random laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2014
Published: June 3, 2014

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Anderson S. L. Gomes, Mariana T. Carvalho, Christian T. Dominguez, Cid B. de Araújo, and Paras N. Prasad, "Direct three-photon excitation of upconversion random laser emission in a weakly scattering organic colloidal system," Opt. Express 22, 14305-14310 (2014)

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