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Semiconducting polymer optical amplifiers
Author(s): M. Goosens; G. Heliotis; G. A. Turnbull; A. Ruseckas; J. R. Lawrence; R. Xia; D. D. C. Bradley; Ifor D. W. Samuel
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we report studies of gain in organic semiconductors, both in solution and the solid-state. OC1C10-PPV and F8BT solution amplifiers yielded gain of up to 40 dB and on average 30 dB across the spectral range 530-640 nm. We also present a conjugated polymer solid-state amplifier structure, which delivered amplification of 18 dB in a 300 μm channel length. The material used in the solid state amplifier was Dow RedF which had its high gain and low loss properties optimized by blending with F8BT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5937, Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices IX, 593706 (8 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.624672
Show Author Affiliations
M. Goosens, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
G. Heliotis, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
G. A. Turnbull, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
A. Ruseckas, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
J. R. Lawrence, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
R. Xia, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
D. D. C. Bradley, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Ifor D. W. Samuel, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5937:
Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices IX
Zakya H. Kafafi; Paul A. Lane, Editor(s)

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