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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2001
  • pp: 593–595

Very compact tunable solid-state laser utilizing a thin-film organic semiconductor

S. Riechel, U. Lemmer, J. Feldmann, S. Berleb, A. G. Mückl, W. Brütting, A. Gombert, and V. Wittwer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 593-595 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000593


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Abstract

Optically pumped organic semiconductor lasers are fabricated by evaporation of a thin film of tris(8-hydroxyquinoline) aluminum (Alq<sub>3</sub>) molecularly doped with a laser dye on top of a polyester substrate with an embossed grating structure. We achieve low-threshold, longitudinally monomode distributed-feedback laser operation. By varying the film thickness of the organic semiconductor film, we can tune the wavelength of the surface-emitting laser over 44 nm. The low laser threshold allows the use of a very compact all-solid-state pump laser (≈10 cm long). This concept opens up a way to obtain inexpensive lasers that are tunable over the whole visible range.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(250.3680) Optoelectronics : Light-emitting polymers
(250.7270) Optoelectronics : Vertical emitting lasers

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S. Riechel, U. Lemmer, J. Feldmann, S. Berleb, A. G. Mückl, W. Brütting, A. Gombert, and V. Wittwer, "Very compact tunable solid-state laser utilizing a thin-film organic semiconductor," Opt. Lett. 26, 593-595 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-9-593


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