Enhanced linearly polarized lasing emission from nanoimprinted surface-emitting distributed feedback laser based on polymeric liquid crystals

Jeong, Soon Moon; Ha, Na Young; Chee, Mu Guen; Araoka, Fumito; Ishikawa, Ken; Takezoe, Hideo; Nishimura, Suzushi; Suzaki, Goro
December 2008
Applied Physics Letters;12/1/2008, Vol. 93 Issue 22, p221101
Academic Journal
The authors have demonstrated the enhancement of linearly polarized lasing emission intensity using a structure made by a simple fabrication process. The enhanced lasing is achieved using a nanoimprinted distributed feedback structure together with spin-coated polymeric liquid crystals. The backward linearly TE-polarized lasing emission is transformed to left-handed circularly polarized light (L-CPL) by employing a dye-doped polymeric nematic liquid crystal (PNLC) film as a (-1/4)λ[=(3/4)λ] plate. The L-CPL is effectively reflected by a L-polymeric cholesteric liquid crystal film as a reflector and transformed back to TE-polarized light by the PNLC film; as a result one-directional emission intensity is enhanced.


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