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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: 176–183

Fluorene-based chromophore for degradation-recoverable solid-state dye laser

Hiroaki Yoshioka, Yusuke Itoh, Ayumu Kiyomori, Masanao Era, and Yuji Oki  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 176-183 (2013)

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We developed a new fluorene-based chromophore for a degradation-recoverable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) dye laser. The chromophore has dimethylsiloxane chains to enhance its solubility in the PDMS matrix. The spectroscopic and mobile characteristics were evaluated, and the attaching of the siloxane/silyl chains improved solubility in PDMS without influencing the laser property. It extended the durability by a factor of 20 for shots in an index-type Bragg grating/PDMS complex laser waveguide compared with a similar fluorene-based chromophore in PMMA laser waveguides. This molecular diffusion not only increased durability but also provided detailed information about dye degradation in waveguides.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(130.5460) Integrated optics : Polymer waveguides

ToC Category:
Organics and Polymers

Original Manuscript: September 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2013
Published: January 7, 2013

Hiroaki Yoshioka, Yusuke Itoh, Ayumu Kiyomori, Masanao Era, and Yuji Oki, "Fluorene-based chromophore for degradation-recoverable solid-state dye laser," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 176-183 (2013)

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