17 April 1998 Semiconducting conjugated polymers: light amplification and lasing
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Abstract
We study the emission properties of various laser cavities under pulsed optical excitation of the active semiconducting conjugated polymer material. Physical origin, magnitude, and dynamics of optical gain in these novel active laser materials are discussed leading to a selection of suitable cavity configurations for laser applications. We demonstrate laser action for various planar and ring resonator configurations that can be achieved in the regimes of transient inversion and quasi stationary excitation of the polymer material pumping with femtosecond and nanosecond pulses, respectively.
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Alex Schuelzgen, Alex Schuelzgen, Christine Spiegelberg, Christine Spiegelberg, Michael M. Morrell, Michael M. Morrell, Sergio Brito Mendes, Sergio Brito Mendes, Pierre-Marc Allemand, Pierre-Marc Allemand, Yutaka Kawabe, Yutaka Kawabe, Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, Makoto Kuwata-Gonokami, Seppo Honkanen, Seppo Honkanen, Mahmoud Fallahi, Mahmoud Fallahi, Bernard Kippelen, Bernard Kippelen, Nasser Peyghambarian, Nasser Peyghambarian, } "Semiconducting conjugated polymers: light amplification and lasing", Proc. SPIE 3281, Polymer Photonic Devices, (17 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305421; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.305421
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