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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4756–4758

Whispering gallery mode laser based on antitumor drug–dye complex gain medium

Fernando Lahoz, Claudio J. Oton, David López, Jorge Marrero-Alonso, Alicia Boto, and Mario Díaz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 22, pp. 4756-4758 (2012)

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Optofluidic lasers have emerged as a new research field over the past few years. Most frequently they use conventional dye molecules as the gain medium. In this Letter, we demonstrate a laser emission produced by the coupling of the evanescent whispering gallery modes that resonate in a cylindrical microresonator to a newly developed gain medium. This medium is formed by attachment of a 7-nitrobenzo [c] [1,2,5]-oxadiazol-4-yl fluorescent tag to tamoxifen, the most widely used drug in the treatment of breast cancer. The antitumor character of the gain medium paves the way to novel biophotonic applications.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials
(130.3990) Integrated optics : Micro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

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Fernando Lahoz, Claudio J. Oton, David López, Jorge Marrero-Alonso, Alicia Boto, and Mario Díaz, "Whispering gallery mode laser based on antitumor drug–dye complex gain medium," Opt. Lett. 37, 4756-4758 (2012)

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