We investigate the feasibility and perform an analysis of diode pumping organic dye lasers. From a number of candidate laser dyes operating in the visible (red) to near-infrared spectrum, we select two dyes that appear most suited for pumping by commercially available diode lasers. Detailed characterization of these two dyes provides critical laser parameters. A cw dye laser design is analyzed and optimized by using these parameters. Possible extension to pulsed laser operation is also presented.
© 1992 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 18, 1992
Published: November 20, 1992
D. P. Benfey, D. C. Brown, S. J. Davis, L. G. Piper, and R. F. Foutter, "Diode-pumped dye laser analysis and design," Appl. Opt. 31, 7034-7041 (1992)