Semiconducting polymer optical amplifiers

M. Goossens, G. Heliotis, G. A. Turnbull, A. Ruseckas, J. R. Lawrence, R. Xia, D. D.C. Bradley, Ifor D.W. Samuel

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In this paper we report studies of gain in organic semiconductors, both in solution and the solid-state. OC1C10-PPV and F8BT solution amplifiers yielded gain of up to 40 dB and on average 30 dB across the spectral range 530-640 nm. We also present a conjugated polymer solid-state amplifier structure, which delivered amplification of 18 dB in a 300 μm channel length. The material used in the solid state amplifier was Dow RedF which had its high gain and low loss properties optimized by blending with F8BT.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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