Laser applications of dendrimers

Shinro Mashiko, Shiyosi Yokoyama, Tatuo Nakahama, Akira Otomo

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We have investigated optical properties of dye-encapsulated dendrimers for photonic application and observed several interesting behavior, such as controlled intermolecular interactions, super-radiance, and supernarrowing laser emission. A supernarrowing laser spectrum was obserbed without using any resonator mirrors due to moderate scattering caused by densely doped dendrimer aggregates in a polymer wavegaide. Weak scattering from the aggregated dendrimers in the host polimer matrix with gain is responsible for photon locarization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-968
Number of pages6
JournalShinku/Journal of the Vacuum Society of Japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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