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Title: Free-standing membrane polymer laser on the end of an optical fiber

One- and two-dimensional distributed feedback cavities were constructed on free-standing polymer membranes using spin-coating and lift-off techniques. Low threshold lasing was generated through feedback amplification when the 290-nm membrane device was optically pumped, which was attributed to the strong confinement mechanism provided by the active waveguide layer without a substrate. The free-standing membrane polymer laser is flexible and can be transplanted. Single- and dual-wavelength fiber lasers were achieved by directly attaching the membrane polymer laser on the optical fiber end face. This technique provides potential to fabricate polymer lasers on surfaces with arbitrary shapes.
Authors:
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  1. Institute of Information Photonics Technology and College of Applied Sciences, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124 (China)
  2. Department of Mathematics and Physics, North China Electric Power University, Hebei 071000 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489348
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 108; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; FEEDBACK; LANTHANUM SELENIDES; LASERS; MEMBRANES; OPTICAL FIBERS; POLYMERS; SPIN-ON COATING; SUBSTRATES; SURFACES; TWO-DIMENSIONAL SYSTEMS; WAVEGUIDES