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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2013
  • pp: 5307–5310

Distributed feedback lasing of commercial liquid scintillators

Maugan Michel, Licinio Rocha, Matthieu Hamel, Stéphane Normand, and Jean-Claude Angélique  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 24, pp. 5307-5310 (2013)

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It is shown that lasing can be achieved in commercial organic liquid scintillators. Using a dynamic grating induced by an interference pattern in the scintillator volume, distributed feedback lasing is shown to occur in four out of five commercial liquid scintillators that have been investigated. Although these scintillators are not designed for lasing application, their purpose being to measure radioactivity, induction of a laser effect, furthermore with a tuning range of approximately 30 nm, has been attained.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2190) General : Experimental physics
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(290.5930) Scattering : Scintillation

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Original Manuscript: October 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2013
Published: December 5, 2013

Maugan Michel, Licinio Rocha, Matthieu Hamel, Stéphane Normand, and Jean-Claude Angélique, "Distributed feedback lasing of commercial liquid scintillators," Opt. Lett. 38, 5307-5310 (2013)

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