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Towards Applications of Organic Solid-State Lasers

  • Sébastien Forget
  • Sébastien Chénais
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Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 175)

Abstract

While the first decade of research on organic semiconductor lasers (and more generally organic solid-state lasers) aimed at understanding the physics of such emitters and demonstrating efficient laser devices, now numerous application-oriented projects are emerging. They exploit the typical properties of organic emitters (wide tunability, easy fabrication, low thresholds and low cost) and benefit from improvements in device lifetime, output powers, beam quality or wavelength agility. We start this chapter by a brief review of recent research works that are being developed to improve the performance of organic lasers in an application-oriented view: lowering the threshold, extending the wavelength coverage, the wavelength agility (or tunability), improving the conversion efficiency, the beam quality, and the device lifetime. We then report on three major applications for organic lasers: spectroscopy, chemical sensing and short-haul communications.

Keywords

Beam Quality Effective Refractive Index Slope Efficiency Dielectric Elastomer Good Beam Quality 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des LasersParis 13 UniversityVilletaneuseFrance

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