Laser action in a surface-structured free-standing membrane based on a π-conjugated polymer-composite

Yujie Chen, Johannes Herrnsdorf, Benoit Guilhabert, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Allan R. Mackintosh, Yue Wang, Richard A. Pethrick, Erdan Gu, Graham A. Turnbull, Peter J. Skabara, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Nicolas Laurand, Martin D. Dawson

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Abstract

A free-standing organic composite membrane distributed feedback (DFB) laser template-patterned by a commercially-available blank digital versatile disk (DVD) is demonstrated. This laser operates at room-temperature and ambient atmosphere and is based on a specifically designed composite incorporating a recently introduced organic semiconductor polymer system, green light-emitting π-conjugated poly[2,5-bis(2′,5′-bis(2″-ethylhexyloxy)phenyl)-p-phenylene vinylene] (BBEHP-PPV), as the gain element. This flexible organic membrane laser oscillates around 521 nm above a 1.1 mJ/cm2 threshold. Optical gain characteristics of the composite material are also reported. The approach represents a step towards viable low-cost, even ‘disposable’ organic solid-state lasers.
LanguageEnglish
Pages62-69
Number of pages8
JournalOrganic Electronics
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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Conjugated polymers
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Methyl Green
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Semiconducting organic compounds
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Distributed feedback lasers
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organic lasers
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organic solids
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distributed feedback lasers
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Keywords

  • distributed feedback organic laser
  • conjugated polymer-composite
  • free-standing membrane
  • lasers
  • optics

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Chen, Yujie ; Herrnsdorf, Johannes ; Guilhabert, Benoit ; Kanibolotsky, Alexander L. ; Mackintosh, Allan R. ; Wang, Yue ; Pethrick, Richard A. ; Gu, Erdan ; Turnbull, Graham A. ; Skabara, Peter J. ; Samuel, Ifor D. W. ; Laurand, Nicolas ; Dawson, Martin D. / Laser action in a surface-structured free-standing membrane based on a π-conjugated polymer-composite. In: Organic Electronics. 2011 ; Vol. 12, No. 1. pp. 62-69.
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