Abstract

We report the threshold emission characteristics of lasing from microdroplets that consist of Rhodamine 6G dye in an ethanol solution that contains undoped polystyrene latex spheres. The addition of latex particles to the droplets suppresses lasing. Our findings indicate that, for a fixed Rhodamine 6G concentration and fixed pump intensity, lasing ceases when a certain total-threshold latex particle surface area is reached in the droplet, independent of latex particle size. A possible explanation for these findings is the Förster-assisted annihilation of Rhodamine 6G dye lasing levels, facilitated by the adsorption of dye molecules on the surfaces of latex particles.

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Figures (2)

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Fig. 1

Lasing spectra from ~ 32-μm diameter, 1 × 10−5 M R6G–ethanol solution droplets irradiated by a cw argon-ion laser: (a) pure solution droplet, (b) droplets containing 1.8 × 108 cm−3, 502-nm diameter latex particles.

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Fig. 2

Single-shot lasing spectra from ~36-μm-diameter, 5 × 10−5 M R6G–ethanol solution droplets irradiated by a pulsed Nd:YAG laser: (a) pure solution droplets, (b) droplets containing 1.7 × 1012 cm−3, 30-nm latex (red region) and 4.3 × 108 cm−3, 502-nm latex (green region).

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Table 1 Threshold Latex Concentrations and Total Latex Surface Areas Required to Suppress Lasing in 1 × 10−5 M R6G–Ethanol Solution Droplets

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