Nanoimprinted resonators for polymer lasers pumped by light-emitting diodes

Graham A. Turnbull, Georgios Tsiminis, Yue Wang, Alexander L. Kanibolotsky, Peter J. Skabara, Ifor D.W. Samuel

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Abstract

We report the demonstration of low threshold organic lasers whose nanostructured resonators are fabricated by UV nanoimprint lithography. We compare the nanoimprinted resonators with their master stamp nanostructures, and demonstrate lasers based on the conjugated polymer poly(2,5-Bis(2',5'- Bis(2"-ethylhexlyoxy))-p-phenylenevinylene), with thresholds of ∼1 kW/cm2 and below, which brings them into the regime where they can be optically pumped by a pulsed light-emitting diode.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012

Keywords

  • nano-imprint lithography
  • organic laser
  • photonic crystal
  • solid-state laser

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