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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1997
  • pp: 6760–6763

Toward millions of laser pulses with pyrromethene- and perylene-doped xerogels

Mohammed Faloss, Michael Canva, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Frédéric Chaput, and Jean-Pierre Boilot  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 27, pp. 6760-6763 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.006760


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Abstract

Significant improvements have been obtained for solid-state dye lasers with doped xerogels. By using longitudinal pumping with a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd: YAG laser, we obtained as much as 86% slope efficiency and 5 × 105 pulses lifetime. Furthermore, newly prepared deoxygenated samples exhibited even greater lifetimes.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 20, 1996
Revised Manuscript: January 27, 1997
Published: September 20, 1997

Citation
Mohammed Faloss, Michael Canva, Patrick Georges, Alain Brun, Frédéric Chaput, and Jean-Pierre Boilot, "Toward millions of laser pulses with pyrromethene- and perylene-doped xerogels," Appl. Opt. 36, 6760-6763 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-27-6760


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