This Letter reports a convenient method of fabricating a polymer-based microlaser array. Laterally aligned plastic micropillars equipped with an optical resonator were fabricated by using a lithographic technique with an organic-dye-doped photopolymer, which operated as a laser element with a vertical cavity. Under optical pumping, very fine emission spectra showing a Fabry–Perot-type lasing oscillation were observed. Using this technique, integrated laser cavities with desired operation wavebands can be produced easily.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: March 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 18, 2011
Published: May 13, 2011
Kenichi Yamashita, Hisao Yanagi, and Kunishige Oe, "Array of a dye-doped polymer-based microlaser with multiwavelength emission," Opt. Lett. 36, 1875-1877 (2011)