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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 4921–4924

Utilization of the yellow component of a copper-vapor laser for extending the tuning range of a Rhodamine 6G dye laser by use of an additional dye in a novel coupled resonator scheme

Rajeev Khare, Shankar R. Daultabad, Rajiv Jain, and Rajiva Bhatnagar  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4921-4924 (1998)

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We demonstrate the use of both 510.6- and 578.2-nm components and the extension of the tuning range of a Rhodamine 6G dye laser in a novel coupled resonator scheme. Rhodamine 6G is pumped by 510.6-nm light in one resonator and Sulforhodamine B is pumped by 578.2 nm in the other. The spectral tuning range of 564–609 nm of the Rhodamine 6G laser is extended up to 640 nm. A two-mirror arrangement ensures continuous tuning across the spectral ranges of the two dyes by rotation of a single plane mirror.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

Original Manuscript: December 18, 1997
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

Rajeev Khare, Shankar R. Daultabad, Rajiv Jain, and Rajiva Bhatnagar, "Utilization of the yellow component of a copper-vapor laser for extending the tuning range of a Rhodamine 6G dye laser by use of an additional dye in a novel coupled resonator scheme," Appl. Opt. 37, 4921-4924 (1998)

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