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Second-order distributed feedback lasers based on films containing perylenediimide derivatives
Author(s): V. Navarro-Fuster; P. G. Boj; J. M. Villalvilla; J. A. Quintana; M. A. Díaz-García; V. Trabadelo; A. Juarros; A. Retolaza; S. Merino
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Paper Abstract

The fabrication and characterization of highly efficient and photostable second-order distributed feedback lasers (DFB), based on polystyrene films doped with a perylenediimide (PDI) derivative as active laser material, is reported. DFB gratings were obtained via thermal nanoimprint lithography and transferred to SiO2 substrates by reactive ion etching. The influence of the PDI concentration on the laser performance has been investigated. The best results were obtained for the device based on the 0.5 wt% PDI-doped film, that emits at a wavelength of 571 nm, with a threshold of 2.5 μJ/pulse and a photostability halflife of around 500 min; i.e. 300000 pump pulses. The effectiveness of the DFB grating is evidenced by the decrease in threshold in two orders of magnitude with respect to the amplified spontaneous emission threshold obtained for a similar film deposited over a SiO2 substrate without grating.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2010
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7722, Organic Photonics IV, 77221G (18 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854281
Show Author Affiliations
V. Navarro-Fuster, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
P. G. Boj, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
J. M. Villalvilla, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
J. A. Quintana, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
M. A. Díaz-García, Univ. de Alicante (Spain)
V. Trabadelo, EMPA-Swiss Federal Labs. for Materials Testing and Research (Switzerland)
Tekniker (Spain)
A. Juarros, Tekniker (Spain)
A. Retolaza, Tekniker (Spain)
S. Merino, Tekniker (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7722:
Organic Photonics IV
Paul L. Heremans; Reinder Coehoorn; Chihaya Adachi, Editor(s)

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