Opto-mechanically tunable polymeric microlasers

Year: 2014

Authors: Flatae A., Burresi M., Zeng H., Nocentini S., Wiegele S., Wiersma D., Kalt H.

Autors Affiliation: Institute of Applied Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany; LENS – European Laboratory for NonLinear Spectroscopy, University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy

Abstract: Opto-mechanically controlled liquid crystalline elastomer (LCE) integrated tunable polymeric microgoblet lasers are fabricated on a silicon chip. Symmetrical deformation of uniaxially aligned LCE microcylinders enables expansion of the microgoblet resonators for tuning the lasing modes.

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KeyWords: Liquid lasers, Lasing modes; Liquid crystalline elastomers; Micro laser; Microcylinders; Silicon chip; Polymers