Diode-pumped, mechanically-flexible polymer DFB laser encapsulated by glass membranes

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Abstract

A diode-pumped, mechanically-flexible organic distributed-feedback laser that is fully encapsulated with ultra-thin glass is reported. The organic laser is excited by 450nm laser diode and emits at 537 nm with an oscillation threshold of 290 W/cm2. The encapsulation format of the device results in a photostability that is improved by two orders of magnitude compared to a non-encapsulated reference device while maintaining mechanical flexibility thanks to an overall device thickness below 105 μm. The laser is also wavelength-tunable between 535 nm and 545 nm by bending the ultra-thin glass structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24160-24168
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2014

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Keywords

  • glass membranes
  • distributed-feedback laser
  • ultra-thin glass

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