Directional random lasing in dye-TiO2 doped polymer nanowire array embedded in porous alumina membrane

Hee Won Shin, Seung Yeon Cho, Kyong Hoon Choi, Seung Lim Oh, Yong Rok Kim

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Abstract

We have demonstrated the lasing in the porous alumina membrane filled with hybrid polymer nanowires which consisted of poly(N-vinylcarvazole), rhodamine 6G, and TiO2 nanoparticles. The angle-resolved photoluminescence measurement suggested that lasing had a strong directionality along the hybrid polymer nanowires which were embedded within the nanochannels of the membrane. Although wavelengths of the lasing peaks were not affected by excitation and detection angles, lasing behavior strongly depended on the pore diameters of the membranes utilized. It is suggested that the closed loops for lasing are formed via multiple scattering induced by TiO2 nanoparticles embedded in the hybrid polymer nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Article number263112
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume88
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 10

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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