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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2002
  • pp: 1790–1793

Amplified spontaneous emission and recoverable photodegradation in polymer doped with Disperse Orange 11

Brent F. Howell and Mark G. Kuzyk  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 1790-1793 (2002)

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We report optically pumped lasing action at the attractive wavelength of 650 nm in the common organic dye 1-amino-2-methylanthraquinone (Disperse Orange 11). The dye was incorporated into poly(methyl methacrylate) rods, and amplified spontaneous emission was studied under second-harmonic Nd:YAG laser excitation in a transverse pumping configuration. Gain and conversion efficiency were found to be comparable with those for other laser dyes. Dye photodegradation was found to be superior and reversible.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3440) Lasers and laser optics : Laser-induced breakdown
(140.6630) Lasers and laser optics : Superradiance, superfluorescence
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4890) Materials : Organic materials
(160.5470) Materials : Polymers
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing

Brent F. Howell and Mark G. Kuzyk, "Amplified spontaneous emission and recoverable photodegradation in polymer doped with Disperse Orange 11," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1790-1793 (2002)

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