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

Chen, Yujie and Herrnsdorf, Johannes and Guilhabert, Benoit and Kanibolotsky, Alexander L. and Mackintosh, Allan R. and Wang, Yue and Pethrick, Richard A. and Gu, Erdan and Turnbull, Graham A. and Skabara, Peter J. and Samuel, Ifor D. W. and Laurand, Nicolas and Dawson, Martin D. (2011) Laser action in a surface-structured free-standing membrane based on a π-conjugated polymer-composite. Organic Electronics, 12 (1). pp. 62-69. ISSN 1566-1199

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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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 28795
Keywords: distributed feedback organic laser, conjugated polymer-composite, free-standing membrane, lasers, optics, Physical and theoretical chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Biomaterials, Chemistry(all), Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Chemistry > Physical and theoretical chemistry
Department: Faculty of Science > Pure and Applied Chemistry
Faculty of Science > Physics
Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing user: Mrs Roslyn MacDonald
Date Deposited: 19 May 2011 10:14
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 06:08
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/28795

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