OSA's Digital Library

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics


  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 3 — Feb. 29, 2012

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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (272 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

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

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

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. F. J. Duarte and L. W. Hillman, eds., Dye Laser Principles (Academic, 1990).
  2. F. Duarte, Opt. Photon. News 14, 20 (2003). [CrossRef]
  3. M. M. Lee, Thomas. D. O’Sullivan, A. Cerruto, V. Liu, J. Zhang, O. Levi, H. Lee, S. R. J. Brueck, S. Fan, and J. S. Harris, Proc. SPIE 8034, 803406 (2011). [CrossRef]
  4. A. Costela, I. Garsia-Moreno, J. Barroso, and R. Sastre, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 650 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. F. Duarte and R. O. James, Opt. Lett. 28, 2088 (2003). [CrossRef]
  6. A. Costela, I. Garsia-Moreno, D. del Agua, O. Garsia, and R. Sastre, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 073110 (2007). [CrossRef]
  7. C. Vannahme, M. B. Christiansen, T. Mappes, and A. Kristensen, Opt. Express 18, 9280 (2010). [CrossRef]
  8. M. B. Christiansen, T. Buss, C. L. C. Smith, S. R. Petersen, M. M. Jørgensen, and A. Kristensen, J. Micromech. Microeng. 20, 115025 (2010). [CrossRef]
  9. S. Popov, S. Ricciardi, A. T. Friberg, and S. Sergeyev, J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publ. 2, 07023 (2007). [CrossRef]
  10. A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, D. del Agua, O. Garcia, and R. Sastre, Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 2160 (2004). [CrossRef]
  11. A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, O. Garcia, D. del Agua, and R. Sastre, Appl. Phys. B 80, 749 (2005). [CrossRef]
  12. E. Enciso, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, V. Martin, and R. Sastre, Langmuir 26, 6154 (2010). [CrossRef]
  13. X. Meng, K. Fujita, S. Murai, T. Matoba, and K. Tanaka, Nano Lett. 11, 1374 (2011). [CrossRef]
  14. L. Dong, F. Ye, J. Hu, S. Popov, A. T. Friberg, and M. Muhammed, J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publ. 6, 11019 (2011). [CrossRef]
  15. S. Link and M. A. El-Sayed, Int. Rev. Phys. Chem. 19, 409 (2000). [CrossRef]
  16. J. Zhu, K. Zhu, and L. Huang, Phys. Lett. A 372, 3283 (2008). [CrossRef]
  17. T. H. Nhung, M. Canva, T. T. A. Dao, F. Chaput, A. Brun, N. D. Hung, and J. Boilot, Appl. Opt. 42, 2213 (2003). [CrossRef]
  18. A. J. Welch and M. J. C. van Gemert, Optical-Thermal Response of Laser-Irradiated Tissue (Springer, 1995).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited