Distributed feedback lasers based on dichromated poly(vinyl alcohol) reusable surface-relief gratings

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Title: Distributed feedback lasers based on dichromated poly(vinyl alcohol) reusable surface-relief gratings
Authors: Gutiérrez Ramírez, Manuel | Villalvilla Soria, José Moisés | Quintana Arévalo, José Antonio | Boj Giménez, Pedro | Díaz-García, María A.
Research Group/s: Física de la Materia Condensada
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Física Aplicada | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Óptica, Farmacología y Anatomía | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Materiales
Keywords: Nanostructure fabrication | Photosensitive materials | Lasers, distributed-feedback | Holography
Knowledge Area: Física Aplicada | Óptica | Física de la Materia Condensada
Issue Date: 18-Mar-2014
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Citation: Optical Materials Express. 2014, 4(4): 733-738. doi:10.1364/OME.4.000733
Abstract: A simple, low-cost and versatile holographic method to produce reusable surface-relief gratings on dichromated poly(vinyl alcohol) (DCPVA) films, with periods Λ ≥ 270 nm and modulation depths up to 300 nm, is reported. DCPVA presents processing advantages with respect to other photoresists, such as dichromated gelatine, i.e. higher light sensitivity, simpler fabrication process and better batch to batch reproducibility. The successful use of these DCPVA relief gratings as distributed feedback (DFB) laser resonators is demonstrated. Second-order DFB devices emitting in the wavelength range 577-614 nm have been easily prepared by coating a dye-doped polymer film on top of the resonators.
Sponsor: We thank the Spanish Government (MINECO) and the European Union (FEDER) for grant no. MAT2011-28167-C02.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/36274
ISSN: 2159-3930
DOI: 10.1364/OME.4.000733
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: This paper was published in Optical Materials Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?uri=ome-4-4-733. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.4.000733
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