Photonic Sensors, Volume. 12, Issue 3, 220307(2022)

Temperature Sensitivity of Polymer Fiber Microlasers

Chun WANG1, Xiaojuan ZHANG2, Jiajun MA3, Kang XIE4, Junxi ZHANG1, and Zhijia HU2,3、*
Author Affiliations
  • 1Laboratory of Optical Fibers and Micro-nano Photonics, School of Instrument Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
  • 2Information Materials and Intelligent Sensing Laboratory of Anhui Province, Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronic Information Acquisition and Manipulation of Ministry of Education, School of Physics and Optoelectronics Engineering, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
  • 3State Key Laboratory of Environmental Friendly Energy Materials, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621000, China
  • 4School of Opto-Electronic Engineering, Zaozhuang University, Zaozhuang 277160, China
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    Chun WANG, Xiaojuan ZHANG, Jiajun MA, Kang XIE, Junxi ZHANG, Zhijia HU. Temperature Sensitivity of Polymer Fiber Microlasers[J]. Photonic Sensors, 2022, 12(3): 220307

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    Category: Regular

    Received: Jul. 29, 2021

    Accepted: Sep. 24, 2021

    Published Online: Jan. 23, 2023

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