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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2003
  • pp: 3555–3557

Laser action from two dipyrrinone dyes under flash-lamp pumping

Theodore G. Pavlopoulos, David A. Lightner, and Justin O. Brower  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 18, pp. 3555-3557 (2003)

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Two quasi-aromatic compounds, namely, two dipyrrinone dyes (Xanthoglow and Kryptoglow), exhibited strong fluorescence. Therefore they were tested for laser action under flash-lamp pumping. These two dyes outperformed Coumarin 540A and exhibited a high degree of photostability when dissolved in 1,4-dioxane. However, in all other solvents used, considerable photodecomposition was observed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2002
Published: June 20, 2003

Theodore G. Pavlopoulos, David A. Lightner, and Justin O. Brower, "Laser action from two dipyrrinone dyes under flash-lamp pumping," Appl. Opt. 42, 3555-3557 (2003)

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