Multi-wavelength coherent random laser in bio-microfibers

Abstract

In this paper, pure silk protein was extracted from Bombyx mori silks and fabricated into a new kind of disordered bio-microfiber structure using electrospinning technology. Coherent random lasing emission with low threshold was achieved in the silk fibroin fibers. The random lasing emission wavelength can be tuned in the range of 33 nm by controlling the pump location with different scattering strengths. Therefore, the bio-microfiber random lasers can be a wide spectral light source when the system is doped with a gain or energy transfer medium with a large fluorescence emission band. Application of the random lasers of the bio-microfibers as a low-coherence light source in speckle-free imaging had also been studied.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.384105
Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Publication ISSN: 1094-4087
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2020-02-10
Accepted Date: 2020-01-21
Authors: Xie, Zhendong
Xie, Kang
Hu, Taoping
Ma, Jiajun
Zhang, Junxi
Ma, Rui
Cheng, Xusheng
Li, Jianquan
Hu, Zhijia (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-8960-5318)

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