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Mechanically flexible distributed feedback (DFB) lasers are fabricated by a low-cost approach using soft-lithography from a holographic master grating. The gain material is a star-shaped oligofluorene providing laser emission from 425 to 442 nm with a soft pump threshold at 14.4 μJ/cm (2.7 kW/cm). Encapsulation of the devices enables stable operation in(More)
Low-threshold, gain switched colloidal quantum dot (CQD) distributed-feedback lasers operating in the nanosecond regime are reported and proposed for sensing applications for the first time to the authors' knowledge. The lasers are based on a mechanically-flexible polymeric, second order grating structure overcoated with a thin-film of CQD/PMMA composite.(More)
We report random laser action in a system where optical amplification is provided by colloidal quantum dots (CQDs). This system is obtained by depositing from solution CdSe/ZnS core-shell CQDs into rough micron-scale grooves fabricated on the surface of a glass substrate. The combination of CQD random packing and of disordered structures in the glass groove(More)
Micropixelated blue (470 nm) and ultraviolet (370 nm) AlInGaN light emitting diode ('micro-LED') arrays have been fabricated in flip-chip format with different pixel diameters (72 microm and 30 microm at, respectively, 100 and 278 pixels/mm(2)). Each micro-LED pixel can be individually-addressed and the devices possess a specially designed n-common contact(More)
The first example of an all-organic oligofluorene truxene based distributed feedback laser for the detection of a specific protein-small molecule interaction is reported. The protein avidin was detected down to 1 μg mL(-1) using our biotin-labelled biosensor platform. This interaction was both selective and reversible when biotin was replaced with(More)
Bio-functionalised luminescent organic semiconductors are attractive for biophotonics because they can act as efficient laser materials while simultaneously interacting with molecules. In this paper, we present and discuss a laser biosensor platform that utilises a gain layer made of such an organic semiconductor material. The simple structure of the sensor(More)
Accurate positioning and organization of indium phosphide (InP) nanowires (NWs) with lasing emission at room temperature is achieved using a nanoscale transfer printing (TP) technique. The NWs retained their lasing emission after their transfer to targeted locations on different receiving substrates (e.g., polymers, silica, and metal surfaces). The NWs were(More)
We report on an approach to ultraviolet (UV) photolithography and direct writing where both the exposure pattern and dose are determined by a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) controlled micro-pixellated light emitting diode array. The 370 nm UV light from a demonstrator 8 x 8 gallium nitride micro-pixel LED is projected onto photoresist(More)
We report a tunable, single-mode vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) format suitable for array operation, power scaling, fiber coupling, and operation in isolated environments such as those required by atom optics. The devices are fiber VCSELs, consisting of a semiconductor gain and mirror structure separated from a mirror-coated optical fiber by(More)
A colloidal quantum dot laser emitting at 600 nm with a sub 10kW/cm(2) threshold at 5ns pulse pumping is reported. The device has a second order distributed feedback cavity for vertical emission and incorporates a bilayer planar waveguide structure based on a film of yellow-orange alloyed-core/shell CdS(x)Se(1-x)/ZnS quantum dots over-coated with polyvinyl(More)