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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1042–1044

Robust integrated optofluidic-ring-resonator dye lasers

Yuze Sun, Jonathan D. Suter, and Xudong Fan  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1042-1044 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001042


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Abstract

We demonstrate a robust optofluidic dye laser that integrates fluidics with a high Q-factor ring resonator. In this optofluidic laser the ring resonator is formed by an optical fiber fused on the inner surface of a glass capillary serving as a fluidic channel. Laser oscillation is achieved with a threshold of 7 μ J mm 2 per pulse. Furthermore, the laser emission can be directionally outcoupled through a fiber prism for easy and efficient light delivery.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(170.4520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical confinement and manipulation
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(140.3325) Lasers and laser optics : Laser coupling

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 14, 2009
Published: March 25, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Yuze Sun, Jonathan D. Suter, and Xudong Fan, "Robust integrated optofluidic-ring-resonator dye lasers," Opt. Lett. 34, 1042-1044 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-1042


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