Springer Theses

Low Threshold Organic Semiconductor Lasers

Hybrid Optoelectronics and Applications as Explosive Sensors

Authors: Wang, Yue

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of St Andrews, UK
  • Combines the development of compact organic lasers and their application as explosive vapour sensors
  • Pioneering results on nanoimprinted organic lasers for very low threshold operation
  • Includes a demonstration of organic lasers powered by a single nitride LED
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This thesis focuses on two areas - the development of miniature plastic lasers that can be powered by LEDs, and the application of these lasers as highly sensitive sensors for vapours of nitroaromatic explosives (e.g. TNT). Polymer lasers are extremely compact visible lasers; the research described in the thesis is groundbreaking, driving forward the technology and physical understanding to allow these lasers to be routinely pumped by a single high-power LED. A notable advance in the work is the demonstration of nanoimprinted polymer lasers, which exhibit the world's lowest pump threshold densities by two orders of magnitude. The thesis also advances the application of these compact, novel lasers as highly sensitive detectors of explosive vapours, demonstrating that rapid detection can be achieved when microporous polymers are used. This work also demonstrates a prototype CMOS-based microsystem sensor for explosive vapours, exploiting a new detection approach.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Wang, Yue

    Pages 1-8

  • Theory of Organic Semiconductor Lasers

    Wang, Yue

    Pages 9-32

  • Experimental Methods

    Wang, Yue

    Pages 33-57

  • Low-Threshold and Broadly Tuneable Organic Lasers Based on Star-Shaped Oligofluorene Truxenes

    Wang, Yue

    Pages 59-77

  • Commercial LED Pumped Organic Semiconductor Lasers

    Wang, Yue

    Pages 79-100

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Low Threshold Organic Semiconductor Lasers
Book Subtitle
Hybrid Optoelectronics and Applications as Explosive Sensors
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01267-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01267-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-01266-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34781-3
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 164
Number of Illustrations and Tables
64 b/w illustrations, 73 illustrations in colour
Topics