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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 6522–6523

Measurements of ∂n/∂T in Solid-State Dye-Laser Gain Media

F.J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, and R. Sastre  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 34, pp. 6522-6523 (2000)


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Abstract

Measurements of ∂n/∂T for polymeric solid-state dye-laser gain media have been performed. The method employed in these measurements is simple transmission of a laser beam, at minimum deviation, through a gain matrix configured in a prismatic geometry. For rhodamine 6G-doped modified poly(methyl methacrylate) ∂n/∂T = -1.4 ± 0.2 × 10-4 K-1 which is found to be a representative value for dye-doped polymeric gain media.

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F.J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, and R. Sastre, "Measurements of ∂n/∂T in Solid-State Dye-Laser Gain Media," Appl. Opt. 39, 6522-6523 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-34-6522


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