17 September 2007 Laser emission from dye mixture doped polymer optical fiber
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Multimode laser emission is observed in a polymer optical fiber doped with a mixture of rhodamine 6G and rhodamine B dyes. Tuning of laser emission is achieved by using the mixture of dyes due to the energy transfer occurring from donor molecule (rhodamine 6G) to acceptor molecule (rhodamine B). The dye doped polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) based polymer optical fiber is pumped axially at one end of the fiber using 532nm pulsed laser beam from an Nd: YAG laser and the fluorescence emission is collected from the other end. At low pump energy levels, fluorescence emission is observed. When the energy is increased beyond a threshold value, laser emission occurs with a multimode structure. The optical feedback for the gain medium is provided by the cylindrical surface of the optical fiber which acts as a cavity. This fact is confirmed by the mode spacing dependence on the diameter of the fiber.
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Sheeba Mavila Nambiar, Sheeba Mavila Nambiar, Thomas Kannampuzha Jhony, Thomas Kannampuzha Jhony, Rajesh Mandamparambil, Rajesh Mandamparambil, Nitish Kumar, Nitish Kumar, Praveen C. Ashok, Praveen C. Ashok, Vadakedathu P. Nampoori, Vadakedathu P. Nampoori, Radhakrishnan Padmanabhan, Radhakrishnan Padmanabhan, "Laser emission from dye mixture doped polymer optical fiber", Proc. SPIE 6698, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications, 66981O (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.732823; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.732823
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