Low Amplified Spontaneous Emission and Lasing Thresholds from Hybrids of Fluorenes and Vinylphenylcarbazole

Atul Shukla, Van T.N. Mai, A. M.Chathuranganie Senevirathne, Ilene Allison, Sarah K.M. McGregor, Romain J. Lepage, Michael Wood, Toshinori Matsushima, Evan G. Moore, Elizabeth H. Krenske, Atula S.D. Sandanayaka, Chihaya Adachi, Ebinazar B. Namdas, Shih Chun Lo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

13 Citations (Scopus)


Organic semiconductor dyes have attracted high interest as laser gain media owing to their judicious features of solution processability, lightweight, high mechanical flexibility, high wavelength-tunability, and low-cost manufacture. In this work, fluorene-carbazolylstyryl hybrids are reported, SFCz and BSTFCz, as new solution processable organic semiconductor laser dyes to show high molar extinction coefficients (up to 1.98 × 105 dm3 mol−1 cm−1), high photoluminescence quantum yields (up to 81 ± 4%), high radiative decay constants (up to 1.24 × 109 s−1), and low film amplified spontaneous emission thresholds (down to 0.70 µJ cm−2). By using mixed-order distributed feedback laser structures, extremely low lasing threshold of 0.5 µJ cm−2 is achieved. To elucidate their electroluminescent properties, simple solution-processed organic light-emitting diodes based on the new materials are fabricated to show good external quantum efficiencies (2%) and high brightness (≈2800 cd m−2). The results indicate the ease in material synthesis and fabrication enabling solution-processed low-threshold lasing toward future injection laser.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2000784
JournalAdvanced Optical Materials
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


Dive into the research topics of 'Low Amplified Spontaneous Emission and Lasing Thresholds from Hybrids of Fluorenes and Vinylphenylcarbazole'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this