Highly photostable distributed-feedback polymer waveguide blue laser using spirobifluorene derivatives

Hirotaka So, Hirofumi Watanabe, Masayuki Yahiro, Yu Yang, Yuji Oki, Chihaya Adachi

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In this study, we synthesized the new spirobifluorene derivatives; hexylbiphenyl-spirobifluorene (HBP-Spiro) and triphenylamine-spirobifluorene (TPA-Spiro) and demonstrated the operation of a distributed-feedback polymer waveguide blue laser. In addition, we investigated the optical and lasing properties of spirobifluorene derivatives including photostability. The experimental slope efficiency and the energy threshold of a HBP-Spiro-doped waveguide laser were 3.6% and 1.9 μJ, respectively. An operation lifetime of 27,000 shots was obtained for a pump-pulse duration of 1.2 ns and energy of 3.0 μJ at a wavelength of 355 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-758
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Spectroscopy
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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