F. J. Duarte et al.,Organic Lasers and Organic Photonics (Institute of Physics, London, 2018).


This is a brief guide to the literature of the organic laser or organic lasers. The papers and books included refer to organic gain media as well as narrow-linewidth tunable laser oscillators engineered with organic gain media.

Books on Liquid and/or Fluid Organic Lasers

Books on Solid-State Organic Lasers

Organic Lasers History

High-Performance Narrow-Linewidth Solid-State Organic Lasers

These efficient and compact dispersive laser oscillators have been shown to yield beam divergences ~ 1.5 times the diffraction limit and single-longitudinal-mode emission at laser linewidths of ~ 350 MHz. Emission pulses are in the ns regime at peak powers in the kW range. Continuous tunability has been demonstrated in the 550-600 nm region.

In these solid-state tunable lasers the gain medium is an organic-dye-doped polymer matrix. Usually this matrix is a highly homogenous form of poly(methyl-methacrylate) (PMMA). An additional example of a polymer used as matrix in the gain media of a tunable polymer laser is HEMA:MMA.

Solid-state organic laser incorporating a dye-doped-polymer gain medium in a multiple-prism near grazing-incidence grating oscillator configuration. This oscillator is excited longitudinally (from Duarte, 1997).

Highly Efficient Organic Lasers

Solid-State Dye Laser Oscillators

Distributed Feedback Solid-State Organic Lasers

Recent Advances in Solid-State Organic Gain Media

Electrically Pumped, or Excited, Organic-Semiconductor Coherent Emission

Relevant Early Studies on Organic Amplified Spontaneous Emission (ASE)

Organic Coherent Emission Via Electrical Excitation

Resources on Tunable Lasers and Coherent Sources of Radiation

Page published on the 11th of April, 2007; Updated on the 20th of July, 2019.