Mechanically flexible organic semiconductor laser array

Guilhabert, B., Laurand, N., Herrnsdorf, J., Chen, Y., Kanibolotsky, A.L., Orofino, C., Skabara, P.J. and Dawson, M.D. (2012) Mechanically flexible organic semiconductor laser array. IEEE Photonics Journal, 4(3), pp. 684-690. (doi: 10.1109/JPHOT.2012.2195651)

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Abstract

We report the fabrication and characterization of a mechanically flexible 4 × 4 array of organic semiconductor lasers using blue-emitting tris(trifluorene)truxene oligomers as the gain medium. The device was fabricated entirely by soft lithography from the reproduction of a 1-D silica master grating. The grating array pattern was created directly on the master by a polymeric mask. Each element, or pixel, of the resulting laser array is made of a polymer mesa with embedded surface grating, and all the array elements are on the same mechanically flexible platform. Laser oscillation thresholds of individual photopumped laser pixels are as low as 75 nJ (70 μJ/cm 2 or 14 kW/cm 2 ). The emission wavelength uniformity of the array is within ±3 nm with individual laser pixels emitting from 432 to 438 nm. On mechanical flexing of the array, a 10-nm tuning of the emission wavelength is achieved and is attributed to a change in the grating periodicity.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Skabara, Professor Peter and Kanibolotskyy, Mr Oleksandr
Authors: Guilhabert, B., Laurand, N., Herrnsdorf, J., Chen, Y., Kanibolotsky, A.L., Orofino, C., Skabara, P.J., and Dawson, M.D.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
Journal Name:IEEE Photonics Journal
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:1943-0655
ISSN (Online):1943-0655
Published Online:20 April 2012

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