TITLE

Optofluidic circular grating distributed feedback dye laser

AUTHOR(S)
Yan Chen; Zhenyu Li; Henry, M. David; Scherer, Axel
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;7/20/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p031109
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We demonstrate an optically pumped surface emitting optofluidic dye laser using a second-order circular grating distributed feedback resonator. We present a composite bilayer soft lithography technique specifically developed for the fabrication of our dye laser and investigate a hybrid polymer material system [poly(dimethylsiloxane)/perfluoropolyether] to construct high-resolution Bragg gratings. Our lasers emit single frequency light at low lasing thresholds of 6 μJ/mm2. These optofluidic dye lasers can serve as low-cost and compact coherent light sources that are fully integrated within microfluidic analysis chips and provide an efficient approach to construct compact spectroscopy systems.
ACCESSION #
43398051

 

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