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Adaptive holographic pumping of thin-film organic lasers

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  • Simon M. Wood
  • Themistoklis K. Mavrogordatos
  • Stephen M. Morris
  • Philip J.W. Hands
  • Flynn Castles
  • Katie L. Atkinson
  • Damian J. Gardiner
  • Harry J. Coles
  • Timothy D. Wilkinson

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    Rights statement: This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004483]. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4483-4486
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume38
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2013

Abstract

In this Letter, we use a reconfigurable hologram to dynamically control the position of incidence of the pump beam onto a liquid crystal dye-based laser. The results show that there is an increase in both the stability of the laser output with time and the average power when compared with the output of the same laser when it is optically excited using a static pump beam. This technique also provides additional functionality such as wavelength-tuning and spatial shaping of the pump beam, both of which are demonstrated here.

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