We report laser action from a toroidal microcavity coated with -conjugated polymer. An ultralow threshold value of is achieved by free space excitation in ambient conditions. This is the lowest threshold energy obtained in microtoroid lasers by free space excitation. The effective refractive index of the polymer, extracted from Fourier analysis of emission spectra, is 1.787, which is very close to measured value of 1.790 indicating that laser modes are located around the circumference of the cavity as whispering gallery resonances.
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Research Article| May 21 2009
Ultralow threshold laser action from toroidal polymer microcavity
Abdullah Tulek, Duygu Akbulut, Mehmet Bayindir; Ultralow threshold laser action from toroidal polymer microcavity. Appl. Phys. Lett. 18 May 2009; 94 (20): 203302. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3141730
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