Gardiner, DJ and Morris, SM and Hands, PJ and Mowatt, C and Rutledge, R and Wilkinson, TD and Coles, HJ (2011) Paintable band-edge liquid crystal lasers. Opt Express, 19. pp. 2432-2439.Full text not available from this repository.
In this paper we demonstrate photonic band-edge laser emission from emulsion-based polymer dispersed liquid crystals. The lasing medium consists of dye-doped chiral nematic droplets dispersed within a polymer matrix that spontaneously align as the film dries. Such lasers can be easily formed on single substrates with no alignment layers. The system combines the self-organizing periodic structure of chiral nematic liquid crystals with the simplicity of the emulsion procedure so as to produce a material that retains the emission characteristics of band-edge lasers yet can be readily coated. Sequential and stacked layers demonstrate the possibility of achieving simultaneous multi-wavelength laser output from glass, metallic, and flexible substrates.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Equipment Design Equipment Failure Analysis Lasers Liquid Crystals Paint|
|Divisions:||Div B > Photonics|
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|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2015 13:16|
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