drawing upon the core competencies and extensive knowledge
base of the research groups, the key sequential objectives
Development and optimization of organic PBOS lasers incorporating
stable materials with low lasing threshold, high slope
efficiency and wavelength and direction tuning using external
factors such as:- temperature, electric field, mechanical
deformation, uv irradiation and chemical specificity.
Investigation of optical properties of integrated all
organic lasers pumped by “conventional” solid
state lasers and fabricating VCSEL like device prototypes
on glass or flexible polymer substrates.
Development of small “hybrid” solid state/organic
structures with compact solid-state light emitting diodes
as pump sources and concomitant device prototypes.
Investigation of electroluminescent organic materials
and their integration into fully tuneable (wavelength
and direction) all organic micron-sized lasers.
Examine the specific applications in medicine, biology,
chemistry, engineering, etc, where our microscopic lasers
may be used in micro-manipulation of molecules, lab on
a chip spectroscopy, dermatology, endoscopy, retinal and
key-hole surgery, disease sensing, telecommunications
devices, optical data storage, and display technology
(polariser free displays on flexible substrates), etc.