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Random laser emission from a paper-based device

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Random laser emission is obtained from a fluidic paper-based device realized by conventional soft-lithography techniques on common, flexible, renewable and biocompatible commercial paper. The device is realized exclusively on paper by creating microfluidic porous channels on the cellulose fibres, in which a laser dye (Rhodamine B) can flow by capillarity. The modulation of the random lasing characteristics, in terms of threshold and spectral position, can be tailored by acting on the confinement induced by the lithographic process as well as on the shape and functionalization at the interface of the emitting regions.

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The article was received on 20 Sep 2013, accepted on 23 Oct 2013 and first published on 23 Oct 2013

Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31860E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013,1, 8128-8133
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    Random laser emission from a paper-based device

    I. Viola, N. Ghofraniha, A. Zacheo, V. Arima, C. Conti and G. Gigli, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2013, 1, 8128
    DOI: 10.1039/C3TC31860E

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