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Broadband Continuous Spectral Control of a Single Wavelength Polymer-Based Solid-State Random Laser
preprintposted on 2023-09-19, 16:00 authored by Bhupesh Kumar, Sebastian Schulz, Patrick Sebbah
We demonstrate temperature-controlled spectral tunability of a partially-pumped single-wavelength random laser in a solid-state random laser based on DCM (4-dicyanomethylene-2-methyl-6-(p-dimethylaminostyryl)-4H-pyran) doped PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate) dye. By carefully shaping the spatial profile of the pump, we first achieve low-threshold, single-mode random lasing with excellent side lobes rejection. Notably, we show how temperature-induced changes in the refractive index of the PMMA-DCM layer result in a blue-shift of this single lasing mode. Continuous tunability of the lasing wavelength is demonstrated over an 8nm-wide bandwidth.