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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 1995
  • pp: 428–431

Perylene- and pyrromethene-doped xerogel for a pulsed laser

Michael Canva, Patrick Georges, Jean-François Perelgritz, Alain Brum, Frédéric Chaput, and Jean-Pierre Boilot  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 3, pp. 428-431 (1995)

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Hydrophobic photostable dye molecules such as perylenes or pyrromethenes were trapped in xerogel matrices. Using these new materials as solid-state dye lasers, we have demonstrated efficient laser operation. Slope efficiencies of up to 30% were obtained in the millijoule output-energy range. Tunabilities of up to 60 nm were observed, and more than 150,000 pulses were emitted by the same spot of a given sample when the laser was pumped at millijoule energy levels.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 9, 1994
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 1994
Published: January 20, 1995

Michael Canva, Patrick Georges, Jean-François Perelgritz, Alain Brum, Frédéric Chaput, and Jean-Pierre Boilot, "Perylene- and pyrromethene-doped xerogel for a pulsed laser," Appl. Opt. 34, 428-431 (1995)

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