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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9804–9810

Solid state dye lasers based on LDS 698 doped in modified polymethyl methacrylate

Rongwei Fan, Yuanqin Xia, and Deying Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9804-9810 (2008)

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Broad band solid state dye lasers based on LDS 698 doped in modified polymethyl methacrylate (MPMMA) with laser wavelength about 650nm were demonstrated. It was demonstrated that the fluorescence spectra of LDS 698 in solid host MPMMA displays an obvious blue shift about 50nm comparing with that in ethanol solution. The dye concentration has great effect on the laser’s performance including laser slope efficiency and lifetime. The lifetime increased dramatically with the increase of the LDS698 concentration. With pump repetition rate of 10Hz and intensity of 0.1J/cm2, the maximum lifetime 300,000 shots corresponding normalized photostability 102GJ/mol was obtained with LDS 698 at 1.5×10-4mol/L.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 22, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2008
Published: June 18, 2008

Rongwei Fan, Yuanqin Xia, and Deying Chen, "Solid state dye lasers based on LDS 698 doped in modified polymethyl methacrylate," Opt. Express 16, 9804-9810 (2008)

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