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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2012
  • pp: 34–36

Photostability of lasing process from water solution of Rhodamine 6G with gold nanoparticles

Lin Dong, Fei Ye, Adnan Chughtai, Sergei Popov, Ari T. Friberg, and Mamoun Muhammed  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 1, pp. 34-36 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000034


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Abstract

We report the lasing performance and photobleaching of gain material containing a water solution of Rhodamine 6G dye and gold nanoparticles (NPs). In comparison to a pure dye solution, the investigated material demonstrated both enhancement and quenching of the lasing output, depending on the relative concentration of the gold NPs. Although the presence of NPs with an optimized concentration looks preferable in terms of the lasing output enhancement, such additives deteriorate the operational resource of the gain material; i.e., the photobleaching rate speeds up.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2011
Published: December 22, 2011

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Citation
Lin Dong, Fei Ye, Adnan Chughtai, Sergei Popov, Ari T. Friberg, and Mamoun Muhammed, "Photostability of lasing process from water solution of Rhodamine 6G with gold nanoparticles," Opt. Lett. 37, 34-36 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-1-34


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