Semiconducting polymer waveguides for end-fired ultra-fast optical amplifiers

Ning Liu, Arvydas Ruseckas, Neil A. Montgomery, Ifor D. W. Samuel, Graham A. Turnbull

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Abstract

A method to fabricate conjugated polymer waveguides with well defined edge facets is demonstrated. The utility of the approach is explored for application as end-fired ultrafast optical amplifiers based on poly(9,9'-dioctylfluorene-co-benzothiadiazole). An internal gain of 19 dB was achieved on a 760 mu m long waveguide at 565 nm wavelength. This fabrication procedure may be applied to a wide range of conjugated polymers and organic light-emitting devices, providing an important step towards future applications of organic integrated photonics. (C) 2009 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21452-21458
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2009

Keywords

  • LASERS

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