Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid publications, Vol 6 (2011)

Transition from amplified spontaneous emission to laser action in disordered media of R6G dye and TiO2 nanoparticles doped with PMMA polymer

B. T. Chiad, M. A. Hameed, K. H. Latif, F. J. AL-Maliki


A random laser (RL) based on organic Rhodamine 6G (R6G) laser- dye and TiO2 suspended nanoparticles have been prepared with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) as a host. Both liquid and spray-coated homogeneous film samples of 22.4-30.1µm thickness range were use. Optimum concentrations have been determined depending on the normal fluorescence spectra which give evidence that the laser dye provides amplification and TiO2 nanoparticles act as scatter center. At the optimum concentrations, results of the random laser (RL) under second harmonic Nd: YAG laser excitation show that the values of bandwidth at full width half-maximum (FWHM) and the threshold energy are about 9 nm and 15 mJ respectively, which represent the minimum value for the liquid samples in the current research. Correspondly, these values become 14 nm and 15 mJ for film sample. The broadening that can be attributed to the concentration quenching of a laser dye at high a concentration level has been observed.

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