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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1657–1659

Refractive-index saturation-mediated multiple line emission in polymer thin-film distributed-feedback lasers

Denis Gindre, Adrien Vesperini, Jean-Michel Nunzi, Hervé Leblond, and Kokou D. Dorkenoo  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 11, pp. 1657-1659 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001657


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Abstract

We report experimental and theoretical investigations of multiple laser-line emission in a distributed-feedback dye laser pumped by two coherent optical beams. We have used a Lloyd interferometer configuration with second- and third-order Bragg reflections to study the interaction between the two incident pumps in an organic thin film. We demonstrated theoretically that the number of laser emission lines can be interpreted with reference to the saturation effect in the refractive index.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 23, 2006

Citation
Denis Gindre, Adrien Vesperini, Jean-Michel Nunzi, Hervé Leblond, and Kokou D. Dorkenoo, "Refractive-index saturation-mediated multiple line emission in polymer thin-film distributed-feedback lasers," Opt. Lett. 31, 1657-1659 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-11-1657


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