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Hybrid Multilayered Plasmonic Nanostars for Coherent Random Lasing

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posted on 04.10.2016, 00:00 by Battulga Munkhbat, Johannes Ziegler, Hannes Pöhl, Christian Wörister, Dmitry Sivun, Markus C. Scharber, Thomas A. Klar, Calin Hrelescu
Here, we report that hybrid multilayered plasmonic nanostars can be universally used as feedback agents for coherent random lasing in polar or nonpolar solutions containing gain material. We show that silver-enhancement of gold nanostars reduces the pumping threshold for coherent random lasing substantially for both a typical dye (R6G) and a typical fluorescent polymer (MEH-PPV). Further, we reveal that the lasing intensity and pumping threshold of random lasers based on silver-enhanced gold nanostars are not influenced by the silica coating, in contrast to gold nanostar-based random lasers, where silica-coated gold nanostars support only amplified spontaneous emission but no coherent random lasing.