TITLE

A two-photon pumped polyfluorene laser

AUTHOR(S)
Tsiminis, Georgios; Ruseckas, Arvydas; Samuel, Ifor D. W.; Turnbull, Graham A.
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;6/22/2009, Vol. 94 Issue 25, p253304
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A tunable two-photon pumped solid-state laser based on polyfluorene is reported. A detailed investigation of the two-photon absorption in polyfluorene for both nanosecond and femtosecond time regimes in solution, and solid-state allows the determination of the most favorable conditions for lasing. Tunable distributed feedback lasers are made by spin coating from a polyfluorene solution on corrugated silica substrates and lasing is achieved under two-photon excitation at 640 nm with an absorbed energy density at lasing threshold of 1.3 mJ/cm2. These results highlight an alternative pumping scheme for blue organic semiconductor lasers.
ACCESSION #
42642392

 

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