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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2013
  • pp: 3604–3607

Fiber-based tunable microcavity fluidic dye laser

Hao Zhou, Guoying Feng, Ke Yao, Chao Yang, Jiayu Yi, and Shouhuan Zhou  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 18, pp. 3604-3607 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.003604


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Abstract

We investigate a tunable fluidic dye laser formed by a microcavity filled with a dye solution. We achieve a wide 18 nm tunability of the laser wavelength by controlling the cavity length for the first time. The microcavity is made of a silica capillary and two aligned fibers with end faces Au-coated. The Rhodamine 6G dye solution flowing through the microcavity is pumped by 532 nm wavelength laser pulses. Laser emission around 570 nm in the form of TE mode with a threshold of about 58μJ/pulse is obtained. This work suggests a fiber-based convenient approach to achieve wavelength tunability and integration with lab-on-a-chip systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2013
Published: September 10, 2013

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Citation
Hao Zhou, Guoying Feng, Ke Yao, Chao Yang, Jiayu Yi, and Shouhuan Zhou, "Fiber-based tunable microcavity fluidic dye laser," Opt. Lett. 38, 3604-3607 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-18-3604


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