Distributed feedback ridge waveguide lasers fabricated by nanoscale printing and molding on nonplanar substrates

John A. Rogers*, Martin Meier, Ananth Dodabalapur, Edward J. Laskowski, Mark A. Cappuzzo

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Abstract

This letter describes the use of printing and molding techniques to fabricate plastic photopumped laser that use distributed feedback resonators on ridge waveguides. The results indicate (i) potential optoelectronic applications of a set of emerging low cost lithographic techniques that can pattern a range of materials with submicron resolution on nonplanar substrates, (ii) a new type of plastic laser based on molded organic gain materials, and (iii) that thresholds of plastic distributed feedback ridge waveguide lasers are similar to their planar counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3257-3259
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume74
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - May 31 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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