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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1982
  • pp: 2307–2316

Powerful single-frequency ring dye laser spanning the visible spectrum

T. F. Johnston, Jr., R. H. Brady, and W. Proffitt  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 21, Issue 13, pp. 2307-2316 (1982)

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With an improved water-base dye solvent and 24-W all-lines pumping from an argon laser, we have generated 5.6 W of stabilized single-frequency output from a ring laser in rhodamine 6G dye. With this solvent, a mixture of ammonyx-LO and ethylene glycol chilled to 10°C, thermal distortion of the jet no longer limits the dye laser output power, and the tuning curves reported here are all limited by available pump input levels. This single-frequency system has been optimized over the entire visible spectrum (407–887 nm), and results for the eleven best dyes are presented.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 22, 1981
Published: July 1, 1982

T. F. Johnston, R. H. Brady, and W. Proffitt, "Powerful single-frequency ring dye laser spanning the visible spectrum," Appl. Opt. 21, 2307-2316 (1982)

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