Abstract

Effective upconversion emission from an organic crystal of cyano-substituted oligo (p-phenylenevinylene) (CNDPASDB) based on two-photon absorption is presented. Frequency upconverted cavityless lasing, or amplified spontaneous emission, from the crystal pumped by a femtosecond laser of 800nm was observed when the excitation energy exceeded the threshold of 1.3mJpulse1cm2. Its polarization contrast was estimated to be 0.93. This large ratio is due to the unified unidirectional configuration of the molecular long axis in crystal, beneficial to the stimulated emission with a low threshold. These results indicate that the present CNDPASDB crystal has a potential for upconversion laser device application.

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