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.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
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)