Multi-wavelength laser from dye-doped cholesteric polymer films
Abbreviated Journal Title
LIQUID-CRYSTAL LASER; FIBER-RING LASER; EMISSION; SINGLE; GENERATION; OPERATION; Optics
A multi-wavelength laser is demonstrated using a dye-doped cholesteric polymer film whose reflection bandwidth is broadened with several oscillations. Due to the abrupt change of the density of state between oscillation peak and valley, each oscillation functions as a photonic band gap for generating a laser wavelength under the excitation of a pumping laser. As a result, a multiple wavelength laser is generated. Results indicate that the dye-doped cholesteric liquid crystal polymer film is a good candidate for fabricating broadband lasers such as white light lasers. Potential applications include experimental testing of laser materials, identification markers, information displays, and inertial confinement laser fusion. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America
"Multi-wavelength laser from dye-doped cholesteric polymer films" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 281.