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High-quantum-efficiency luminescence from a conducting polymer in solution: a novel polymer laser dye
Author(s): J. Daniel Moses
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Paper Abstract

A novel dye laser based on the soluble conducting polymers poly[2- methoxy, 5-(2' ethyl-hexyloxy)-p-phenylenevinylene], MEH-PPV, and [2,5-bis(5,6- dihydrocholestanoxy)-1,4-phenylene vinylene], DC-PPV, has been demonstrated. Laser action has been tested in a transverse cavity configuration where the conducting polymer laser was pumped by light pulses generated from the second harmonic radiation of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The performance of MEH-PPV in solution as a laser dye was compared to that of Rhodamine 6G in solution under identical conditions. The results indicate that the luminescence quantum yield of MEH-PPV and DC-PPV lasers is comparable to that of Rhodamine 6G.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1852, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials, (23 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148448
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J. Daniel Moses, Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1852:
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Advanced Materials
Shahab Etemad, Editor(s)

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