Next Article in Journal
Quasi-Drugs Developed in Japan for the Prevention or Treatment of Hyperpigmentary Disorders
Previous Article in Journal
Nanocharacterization in Dentistry
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessReview
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11(6), 2546-2565; doi:10.3390/ijms11062546

Amplified Spontaneous Emission Properties of Semiconducting Organic Materials

1
Departamento Física, Ingeniería de Sistemas y Teoría de la Señal and Instituto Universitario de Materiales de Alicante, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante-03080, Spain
2
Departamento Óptica and Instituto Universitario de Materiales de Alicante, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante-03080, Spain
3
Departamento Física Aplicada, Unidad asociada UA-CSIC and Instituto Universitario de Materiales de Alicante, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante-03080, Spain
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 7 May 2010 / Accepted: 10 June 2010 / Published: 18 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Section Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics)

Abstract

This paper aims to review the recent advances achieved in the field of organic solid-state lasers with respect to the usage of semiconducting organic molecules and oligomers in the form of thin films as active laser media. We mainly focus on the work performed in the last few years by our research group. The amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) properties, by optical pump, of various types of molecules doped into polystyrene films in waveguide configuration, are described. The various systems investigated include N,N´-bis(3-methylphenyl)-N,N´-diphenylbenzidine (TPD), several perilenediimide derivatives (PDIs), as well as two oligo-phenylenevinylene derivatives. The ASE characteristics, i.e., threshold, emission wavelength, linewidth, and photostability are compared with that of other molecular materials investigated in the literature.
Keywords: lasers; semiconducting organic materials; oligomers; amplified spontaneous emission lasers; semiconducting organic materials; oligomers; amplified spontaneous emission
Figures

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Calzado, E.M.; Boj, P.G.; Díaz-García, M.A. Amplified Spontaneous Emission Properties of Semiconducting Organic Materials. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2010, 11, 2546-2565.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Int. J. Mol. Sci. EISSN 1422-0067 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top