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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 1992
  • pp: 7034–7041

Diode-pumped dye laser analysis and design

D. P. Benfey, D. C. Brown, S. J. Davis, L. G. Piper, and R. F. Foutter  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 33, pp. 7034-7041 (1992)

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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)

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