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Two-dimensional liquid crystal laser array

Hands, PJW and Morris, SM and Wilkinson, TD and Coles, HJ (2008) Two-dimensional liquid crystal laser array. Opt. Lett., 33. pp. 515-517. ISSN 0146-9592

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Abstract

A two-dimensional liquid crystal (LC) laser array has been demonstrated by photopumping a single LC sample using a lenslet array consisting of plano-convex microlenses. A 5 × 5 array of LC lasers (displaying evidence of mutual coherence) spaced by 1 mm inactive regions has been generated, which could be combined to yield a single monomode output and allows an almost 50-fold increase in energy density in comparison to a single-focus LC cavity. Furthermore, we have demonstrated how the individual and recombined emission spectra vary with different sample topologies and how polydomain samples can be used to generate a multiwavelength laser emission. © 2008 Optical Society of America.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Light emission Optical instrument lenses Pumping (laser) Spectrum analysis Wavelength Energy density Laser emission Liquid crystal laser arrays Monomode output Liquid crystal displays
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div B > Photonics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:39
Last Modified: 19 May 2014 01:11
DOI: 10.1364/OL.33.000515

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