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Simple and high performance DFB laser based on dye-doped nanocomposite volume gratings

: Smirnova, T.N.; Sakhno, O.V.; Fitio, V.M.; Gritsai, Y.; Stumpe, J.


Laser physics letters 11 (2014), Nr.12, Art. 125804, 9 S.
ISSN: 1612-2011
ISSN: 1612-202X
Fraunhofer IAP ()

This letter reports on the optimized design and operation performance of a second order distributed feedback (DFB) dye laser based on an active organic waveguide with a volume Bragg grating. The DFB gratings were inscribed holographically in a dye-doped organic nanocomposite containing high refractive index inorganic nanoparticles. In this work we experimentally investigated and theoretically analyzed the influence of waveguide and grating parameters on the spectral and energy characteristics of this kind of DFB laser in order to obtain a narrow-band emission of low divergence. We will show that a tailored improvement of the waveguide and grating parameters provides a low-threshold laser emission in the spectral range of 570620nm with a linewidth of less than 0.05nm and an output beam profile close to a Gaussian distribution.