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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2001
  • pp: 2475–2478

Optical properties of a new two-photon absorbing chromophore

Chun Wang, Xiaomei Wang, Zongshu Shao, Xian Zhao, Guangyong Zhou, Dong Wang, Qi Fang, and Minhua Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 15, pp. 2475-2478 (2001)

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A new dye, trans-4-[p-(pyrrolidinyl)styryl]-N-methylpyridinium iodide, has been synthesized, and the two-photon-absorption (TPA), TPA-induced frequency upconversion emission, and two-photon-pumped (TPP) frequency upconverted lasing properties of this new dye were experimentally studied. This new dye has a moderate TPA cross section of σ2 = 5.7 × 10-48 (cm4 s-1)/photon at 1064 nm but exhibits high lasing efficiency. The slope efficiency of the TPP cavity laser with this new dye as the laser medium is 1.6%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties

Original Manuscript: June 25, 2000
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2000
Published: May 20, 2001

Chun Wang, Xiaomei Wang, Zongshu Shao, Xian Zhao, Guangyong Zhou, Dong Wang, Qi Fang, and Minhua Jiang, "Optical properties of a new two-photon absorbing chromophore," Appl. Opt. 40, 2475-2478 (2001)

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