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  • Editor: David Hagan
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1411–1419

Light amplification in DNA-surfactant complex films stained by hemicyanine dye with immersion method

Takemasa Suzuki and Yutaka Kawabe  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 4, Issue 7, pp. 1411-1419 (2014)

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Organic dye-doped deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-surfactant complex films for dye lasers were fabricated by immersing non-doped complex films into a solution of hemicyanine dye. The threshold pumping intensity for amplified spontaneous emission was found to be 0.3 mJ/cm2, the value was one order smaller than those obtained for the samples made by conventional methods. Durability under pumping was also significantly improved and laser oscillation under optical excitation was observed. Dye concentration of the final products was estimated to be 10 wt% and there were no deformation of the samples, suggesting that dye molecules in the complex did not necessarily intercalate in DNA strand but replace with surfactant molecules.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.1435) Materials : Biomaterials
(190.2055) Nonlinear optics : Dynamic gratings
(310.6845) Thin films : Thin film devices and applications

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Original Manuscript: April 28, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2014
Published: June 23, 2014

Takemasa Suzuki and Yutaka Kawabe, "Light amplification in DNA-surfactant complex films stained by hemicyanine dye with immersion method," Opt. Mater. Express 4, 1411-1419 (2014)

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