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

Foucher, C. and Guilhabert, B. and Herrnsdorf, J. and Laurand, N. and Dawson, M. D. (2014) Diode-pumped, mechanically-flexible polymer DFB laser encapsulated by glass membranes. Optics Express, 22 (20). pp. 24160-24168. ISSN 1094-4087

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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.