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Optical gain and laser action in rhodamine-doped solid state PT-ORMOSIL composites
Author(s): Hongxing Dai; Herbert Lin; Oscar M. Stafsudd
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Paper Abstract

Optical gain and photostability have been investigated for several orange/red rhodamine laser dyes (RLDs) doped in the polydimethylsiloxane and tetraethoxysilane derived organically modified silicate (PT-ORMOSIL) composites. The RLDs in PT-ORMOSILs exhibit gain and stability comparable to those in methanol solution while substantially better than in the PMMA matrix. Broadband laser oscillations have been achieved in a free-running resonator with Rh610/PT-ORMOSIL as the gain medium. The lasing threshold and slope efficiency are found to be approximately 8 (mu) J and approximately 30%, respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1864, Solid State Lasers IV, (17 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146884
Show Author Affiliations
Hongxing Dai, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (Canada)
Herbert Lin, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Oscar M. Stafsudd, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1864:
Solid State Lasers IV
Gregory J. Quarles; Milton A. Woodall, Editor(s)

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