The authors are grateful to the Air Force of Scientific Research and Air Force Research Laboratory Materials & Manufacturing Directorate for financial support, and to Dean Brown, Joseph Haus, Paras Prasad, and Guang He for fruitful technical discussions.
Dynamic Lasing from All-Organic Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals†
Article first published online: 27 OCT 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 23, pages 2807–2811, December, 2005
How to Cite
Jakubiak, R., Tondiglia, V. P., Natarajan, L. V., Sutherland, R. L., Lloyd, P., Bunning, T. J. and Vaia, R. A. (2005), Dynamic Lasing from All-Organic Two-Dimensional Photonic Crystals. Adv. Mater., 17: 2807–2811. doi: 10.1002/adma.200501291
- Issue published online: 1 DEC 2005
- Article first published online: 27 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 5 AUG 2005
- Manuscript Received: 23 JUN 2005
- Liquid crystals;
- Photonic crystals, holographic;
- Photopolymerization, holographic
Optically pumped lasing of pyrromethene 597 in 2D columnar photonic crystals (PCs) derived from holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystals (LCs, see Figure) exhibit resolution-limited linewidths of 1.9 nm and thresholds of less than 200 μJ cm–2. Electric field modulation of the LC directors allows tuning of the laser mode over 5 nm. Use of PC properties that go beyond those associated with the photonic bandgap may lead to organic-based PCs for linear/nonlinear nanophotonics.