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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 1998
  • pp: 5720–5726

Two-photon-pumped frequency-upconverted blue lasing in Coumarin dye solution

Guang S. He, Raffaella Signorini, and Paras N. Prasad  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 24, pp. 5720-5726 (1998)

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Two-photon-pumped (TPP) frequency-upconverted blue lasing of Coumarin 500 dye solution has been experimentally investigated. The shortest lasing wavelength was measured to be ∼479 nm from a Coumarin 500 solution in chloroform pumped with ∼800-nm laser pulses of ∼5-ns duration. The spectral, temporal, and spatial structures as well as the output–input characteristics of TPP cavity lasing were measured with a 1-cm-long Coumarin 500 solution–filled quartz cuvette. The cavity lasing spectral structure and the numbers of longitudinal modes were easily controlled simply by attachment of an optical plate to the output window of the dye-solution cuvette. The net conversion efficiency from the absorbed 800-nm pump pulse energy to the blue-upconverted cavity lasing energy was ∼4.8%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

Original Manuscript: January 20, 1998
Revised Manuscript: April 17, 1998
Published: August 20, 1998

Guang S. He, Raffaella Signorini, and Paras N. Prasad, "Two-photon-pumped frequency-upconverted blue lasing in Coumarin dye solution," Appl. Opt. 37, 5720-5726 (1998)

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