Laser dyes are organic chemicals whose systematic names are lengthy and confusing. Other names—some jargon, some trade—have come into everyday use, but there is no consistency, and sometimes research workers will have dyes from different suppliers that are identical in structure although different in name. This paper tabulates laser dyes by a characteristic identification number.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Joel M. Kauffman, "Laser dye structures and synonyms," Appl. Opt. 19, 3431-3435 (1980)