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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1152–1160

Thermo-spectral study of all-polymer multilayer lasers

James H. Andrews, Michael Aviles, Michael Crescimanno, Nathan J. Dawson, Anthony Mazzocco, Joshua B. Petrus, Kenneth D. Singer, Eric Baer, and Hyunmin Song  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 8, pp. 1152-1160 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.001152


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Abstract

We investigate the temperature dependence of the emission wavelength and reflection band of polymer Distributed Bragg Reflector (DBR) and defect Distributed FeedBack (DFB) lasers fabricated using a coextrusion melt-process. We show the measured spectral shifts are a direct consequence of the optical path modifications associated with layer expansion and thermo-optic coefficients. By varying the choice of polymer bilayers and sandwiching the DBR laser films between glass coverslips, we fabricated DBR lasers that are either readily tunable up to 0.36nm/°C or made thermally stable at 0.035nm/°C.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(160.6840) Materials : Thermo-optical materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials

ToC Category:
Organics and Polymers

History
Original Manuscript: April 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 10, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013

Citation
James H. Andrews, Michael Aviles, Michael Crescimanno, Nathan J. Dawson, Anthony Mazzocco, Joshua B. Petrus, Kenneth D. Singer, Eric Baer, and Hyunmin Song, "Thermo-spectral study of all-polymer multilayer lasers," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1152-1160 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-8-1152


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