Coherent Random Lasing Realized in Polymer Vesicles

Abstract

We have demonstrated the realization of a coherent vesicle random lasing (VRL) from the dye doped azobenzene polymer vesicles self-assembled in the tetrahydrofuran-water system, which contains a double-walled structure: a hydrophilic and hydrophobic part. The effect of the dye and azobenzene polymer concentration on the threshold of random laser has been researched. The threshold of random laser decreases with an increase in the concentration of the pyrromethene 597 (PM597) laser and azobenzene polymer. Moreover, the scattering of small size group vesicles is attributed to providing a loop to boost the coherent random laser through the Fourier transform analysis. Due to the vesicles having the similar structure with the cell, the generation of coherent random lasers from vesicles expand random lasers to the biomedicine filed.

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The authors would like to thank the financial supports from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 11874012, 11404087, 11574070, 51771186, 11404086, 111874126, and 61501165); Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (Grant Nos. JZ2019HGPA0099 and PA2018GDQT0006); Project of State Key Laboratory of Environment-friendly Energy Materials, Southwest University of Science and Technology (Grant No. 19fksy0111); Anhui Province Key Laboratory of Environment-friendly Polymer Materials (Grant No. KF2019001); the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement (Grant No. 744817); Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant Nos. 2015M571917 and 2017T100442).

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Li, Y., Xie, K., Zhang, X. et al. Coherent Random Lasing Realized in Polymer Vesicles. Photonic Sens 10, 254–264 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13320-019-0577-2

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Keywords

  • Random laser
  • vesicles
  • scattering
  • azobenzene polymer