30 November 2016 On-chip tunable optofluidic dye laser
Author Affiliations +
We demonstrate a chip-scale tunable optofluidic dye laser with Au-coated fibers as microcavity. The chip is fabricated by soft lithography. When the active region is pumped, a relatively low threshold of 6.7  μJ/mm2 is realized with multimode emission due to good confinement of the cavity mirrors, long active region, as well as total reflectivity. It is easy to tune the lasing emission wavelength by changing the solvent of laser dye. In addition, the various intensity ratios of multicolor lasing can be achieved by controlling flow rates of two fluid streams carried with different dye molecules. Furthermore, the convenience in fabrication and directional lasing emission outcoupled by the fiber make the tunable optofluidic dye laser a promising underlying coherent light source in the integrated optofluidic systems.
© 2016 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Zengyan Cai, Zengyan Cai, Zhenhua Shen, Zhenhua Shen, Haigang Liu, Haigang Liu, Huan Yue, Huan Yue, Yun Zou, Yun Zou, Xianfeng Chen, Xianfeng Chen, } "On-chip tunable optofluidic dye laser," Optical Engineering 55(11), 116117 (30 November 2016). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.55.11.116117 . Submission:


Microfluidic dye laser integration in a lab on a chip...
Proceedings of SPIE (December 29 2004)
Tunable optofluidic dye laser with novel cavity
Proceedings of SPIE (February 16 2010)
Tunable dye lasers based on DNA-surfactant-dye complexes
Proceedings of SPIE (September 15 2011)
Tunable optofluidic distributed feedback dye lasers
Proceedings of SPIE (September 06 2006)
Pressure mediated tunable elastomeric optofluidic devices
Proceedings of SPIE (February 17 2010)

Back to Top