Continuous-wave polymer lasers

J. Yang, C. Grivas, Mart Diemeer, A. Driessen, Markus Pollnau

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    Abstract

    A polymer host material based on a cycloaliphatic diepoxy cured with a fluorinated dianhydride has been developed. When activated with a Nd-doped complex, the typical absorption and emission lines of the Nd3+ ion are detected. Luminescence quenching owing to high-energy vibrations from O–H and C–H chemical bonds is eliminated by neutral ligands and by applying fluorinated chelates to the complex, respectively. Channel waveguides are fabricated from this active polymer by back-filling inverted channels patterned into a photo-definable cladding polymer. In this manner, the first rare-earth-ion-doped polymer waveguide laser as well as the first steady-state laser in a solid polymer is demonstrated, providing up to 440 μW of 1064-nm output power in stable operation over 2 hours. Also lasing at 873 nm is achieved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIV International Workshop on Photonic and Electronic Materials 201
    Subtitle of host publicationScientific Program and Workshop Abstracts
    Place of PublicationSan Sebastian, Spain
    PublisherDostonia International Physics Center
    Pages51-51
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010
    EventIV International Workshop on Photonic and Electronic Materials 2010 - San Sebastian, Spain
    Duration: 5 Jul 20107 Jul 2010

    Workshop

    WorkshopIV International Workshop on Photonic and Electronic Materials 2010
    CountrySpain
    CitySan Sebastian
    Period5/07/107/07/10

    Keywords

    • METIS-270890
    • IOMS-APD: Active Photonic Devices
    • EWI-18092
    • IR-72294

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    Yang, J., Grivas, C., Diemeer, M., Driessen, A., & Pollnau, M. (2010). Continuous-wave polymer lasers. In IV International Workshop on Photonic and Electronic Materials 201: Scientific Program and Workshop Abstracts (pp. 51-51). San Sebastian, Spain: Dostonia International Physics Center.