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Lasing of Coumarin-153 incorporated in sol-gel nanocomposite organic/inorganic matrices
Author(s): Elias Stathatos; Panagiotis K. Lianos
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Paper Abstract

The laser dye coumarin-153 has been incorporated in nanocomposite organic/inorganic matrices composed of surfactant/silica or poly(propyleneoxide)/silica. Cetyltrimethylammonium bromide or Triton X-100 are used as surfactant, while polyethers of different chain lengths have been employed. The polyether is covalently bound to silica through urea bridges (Ureasil). The position of the fluorescence emission band and the resulting laser lines depend on the polarity of the nanoscale environment due to solvatochromic effects. Polarity is related with material composition so that the nature of the matrix affects the lasing behavior of the incorporated dye.

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Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5131, Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.513488
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Elias Stathatos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Panagiotis K. Lianos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5131:
Third GR-I International Conference on New Laser Technologies and Applications
Alexis Carabelas; Giuseppe Baldacchini; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Dimitrios Zevgolis, Editor(s)

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