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Continuously tunable polymer membrane laser. / Berdin, Alex; Rekola, Heikki; Sakhno, Oksana; Wegener, Michael; Priimagi, Arri.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 27, No. 18, 02.09.2019, p. 25634-25646.

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Berdin, A, Rekola, H, Sakhno, O, Wegener, M & Priimagi, A 2019, 'Continuously tunable polymer membrane laser', Optics Express, vol. 27, no. 18, pp. 25634-25646. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.025634

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Berdin, A., Rekola, H., Sakhno, O., Wegener, M., & Priimagi, A. (2019). Continuously tunable polymer membrane laser. Optics Express, 27(18), 25634-25646. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.025634

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Berdin A, Rekola H, Sakhno O, Wegener M, Priimagi A. Continuously tunable polymer membrane laser. Optics Express. 2019 Sep 2;27(18):25634-25646. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.025634

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Berdin, Alex ; Rekola, Heikki ; Sakhno, Oksana ; Wegener, Michael ; Priimagi, Arri. / Continuously tunable polymer membrane laser. In: Optics Express. 2019 ; Vol. 27, No. 18. pp. 25634-25646.

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