We have successfully designed, fabricated and characterized a micro-cavity fluidic dye laser with metallic mirrors, which can be integrated with polymer based lab-on-a-chip microsystems without further processing steps. A simple rate-equation model is used to predict the average pumping power threshold for lasing as function of cavity-mirror reflectance, laser dye concentration and cavity length. The laser device is characterized using the laser dye Rhodamine 6G dissolved in ethanol. Lasing is observed, and the influence of dye concentration is investigated.
|Title of host publication||IEEE The Sixteenth Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2003. MEMS-03 Kyoto.|
|Place of Publication||Kyoto, Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|
|Event||Sixteenth IEEE Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems - Kyoto, Japan|
Duration: 19 Jan 2003 → 23 Jan 2003
|Conference||Sixteenth IEEE Annual International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems|
|Period||19/01/2003 → 23/01/2003|