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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1669–1671

Continuous-wave solid-state dye laser

R. Bornemann, U. Lemmer, and E. Thiel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 11, pp. 1669-1671 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001669


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Abstract

We report the first realization of a cw solid-state dye laser. The laser medium consists of a laser dye (Rhodamine 6G) dissolved in a photopolymer. The UV-cured solution is sandwiched between two DVD substrates. The resonator design was derived from a conventional liquid solvent dye laser geometry. The laser radiation can be tuned from 565   to   615 nm by using a birefringent filter. A pump power of 2 W leads to a cw output power of more than 20 mW .

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2006

Citation
R. Bornemann, U. Lemmer, and E. Thiel, "Continuous-wave solid-state dye laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 1669-1671 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-11-1669

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