Organic photonics

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Molecular structure of the Rhodamine 6G dye which is often used to dope a polymer such as PMMA to create a solid-state organic gain medium.
PMMA repeating unit.

Organic photonics includes the generation, emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing of light, using organic optical materials.

Fields within organic photonics include the liquid organic dye laser and solid-state organic dye lasers. Materials used in solid-state dye lasers include:

Organic-inorganic nanoparticle gain media are nanocomposites developed for solid-state dye lasers[3] and can also be utilized in biosensors,[4] bio analytics,[4] and nonlinear organic photonics applications.[5]

An additional class of organic materials used in the generation of laser light include organic semiconductors.[6][7] Conjugated polymers are widely used as optically-pumped organic semiconductors.[6][7]

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  1. ^ B. H. Soffer and B. B. McFarland, Continuously tunable narrow-band organic dye lasers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 266-267 (1967).
  2. ^ B. S. Dunn, J. D. Mackenzie, J. I. Zink, and O. M. Stafsudd, Solid-state tunable lasers based on dye-doped sol-gel materials, Proc. SPIE 1328, 174-182 (1990).
  3. ^ a b F. J. Duarte and R. O. James, Tunable solid-state lasers incorporating dye-doped polymer-nanoparticle gain media, Opt. Lett. 28, 2088-2090 (2003).
  4. ^ a b P. Escribano et al., Photonic and nanobiophotonic properties of luminescent lanthanide-doped hybrid organic-inorganic materials, J. Mater. Chem. 18, 23-40 (2008).
  5. ^ K. Dolgaleva and R. W. Boyd, Local field effects in nanostructured photonic materials, Adv. Opt. Photonics 4, 1-77 (2012).
  6. ^ a b I. D. W. Samuel and G. A. Turnbull, Organic semiconductor lasers, Chem. Rev. 107, 1272-1295 (2007).
  7. ^ a b C. Karnutsch, Low Threshold Organic Thin Film Laser Devices (Cuvillier, Göttingen, 2007).