Wide band gap materials as a new tuning strategy for dye doped cholesteric liquid crystals laser

Opt Express. 2009 Mar 16;17(6):4553-8. doi: 10.1364/oe.17.004553.


A new tuning strategy for mirror-less liquid crystals laser is presented. A three layer cell is prepared with two cholesteric layers sandwiching a layer containing an isotropic mixture of a photoluminescent dye. One of the chiral layers contains a wide band gap material while the second layer consists of a series of small band gap materials. Through the combination of these two layers, a set of mirrors that can selectively reflect different wavelengths is obtained. A different laser wavelength is emitted from different regions of the cell under the pumping beam irradiation.

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  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't