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Shrinking polymer lasers
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Paper Abstract

Semiconducting polymers are a rapidly advancing class of optoelectronic materials. They give efficient light emission under optical or electrical stimulation, and offer promise as compact, lightweight and simple to fabricate lasers. The development of such active polymer components complements developments in polymer fibre and planar lightwave circuits opening new directions in polymer integrated optics. In this article progress towards making compact practical polymer lasers is described. The potential for polymer lasers to operate in the space radiation environment is also discussed.

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Date Published: 26 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6713, Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments, 671304 (26 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.735712
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I.D.W. Samuel, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
A. E. Vasdekis, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
G. Tsiminis, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
G. A. Turnbull, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
E. W. Taylor, International Photonics Consultants (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6713:
Nanophotonics and Macrophotonics for Space Environments
Edward W. Taylor; David A. Cardimona, Editor(s)

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