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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2005
  • pp: 1829–1830

Reply to comment on "Microstructured polymer fiber laser"

Alexander Argyros, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Stuart D. Jackson, and Richard P. Mildren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp. 1829-1830 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001829


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Abstract

We have confirmed the suggestion of Gibson and Österberg [Opt. Lett.30, 1827 (2005)] that the lasing action observed in Rhodamine 6G-doped microstructured polymer fibers [Argyros, Opt. Lett.29, 1882 (2004)] is due to stimulated Raman scattering. The Raman scattering occurs in the poly(methyl methacrylate) host material, and upon further investigation emission up to the third Stokes order was observed. Lasing of the dye in a microstructured polymer fiber was achieved with a modification of the fiber properties.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Alexander Argyros, Martijn A. van Eijkelenborg, Stuart D. Jackson, and Richard P. Mildren, "Reply to comment on "Microstructured polymer fiber laser"," Opt. Lett. 30, 1829-1830 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-14-1829


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