, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 413-417
Date: 20 Jan 2007

Dual-wavelength laser emission from an organic microcavity with terahertz beating

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We report on the dynamics of laser emission from an anisotropic organic microcavity filled with the guest-host composite of tris-(8-hydroxy quinoline) aluminium (Alq3) and 4-(dicyanomethylene)-2-methyl-6-(p-dimethylaminostyryl)-4H-pyran (DCM). In a single microcavity, a linesplitting of 0.18 THz between two perpendicularly polarized laser modes is observed. We ascribe this effect to an optical anisotropy in the distributed Bragg reflectors surrounding the organic layer. The temporal behavior of the electromagnetic field is studied by an up-conversion technique and shows an optical beating of 0.18 THz. Two modeling approaches are used to gain insight in the temporal evolution and phase behavior of the two modes. Both point towards the presence of a phase-coupling mechanism in this system.