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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1998
  • pp: 5694–5696

Energy-transfer dye laser in solgel silica

Hong-Kee Law, Teck-Yong Tou, and Seik-Weng Ng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5694-5696 (1998)

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Coumarin 460 transfers radiative energy to disodium fluorescein when solgel silica is doped with the dyes, producing disodium fluorescein lasing in superradiant mode at a 3.3% peak efficiency under low-energy transverse pumping by a 1.5-mJ N2 laser, with disodium fluorescein being present at a concentration below its lasing threshold value.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

Original Manuscript: September 29, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 1998
Published: August 20, 1998

Hong-Kee Law, Teck-Yong Tou, and Seik-Weng Ng, "Energy-transfer dye laser in solgel silica," Appl. Opt. 37, 5694-5696 (1998)

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