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Continuous-wave visible diode-pumped dye laser
Author(s): David P. Benfey; R. E. Boyd; David C. Brown; J. C. Watkins; William J. Kessler; Steven J. Davis; Charles E. Otis; Lesley A. Pedulla
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Paper Abstract

We describe experimental results of cw laser operation using a red (670 nm) laser diode pumping two near-infrared dyes (Rd-800 and Rd-700). Red diode lasers operating with 300 mW cw power were characterized, paying particular attention to beam quality. Collimating optics and a highly astigmatic focusing system were designed and demonstrated, producing an approximately 50 micrometers diameter focal spot, resulting in over 15 kW/cm2 pump intensity (per diode). The resulting diode/optical system was used to pump a commercial Coherent Model 599 cw dye laser utilizing a flowing dye jet.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2115, Visible and UV Lasers, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172738
Show Author Affiliations
David P. Benfey, Laser Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
R. E. Boyd, Laser Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
David C. Brown, Laser Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
J. C. Watkins, Laser Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
William J. Kessler, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Steven J. Davis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Charles E. Otis, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
Lesley A. Pedulla, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2115:
Visible and UV Lasers
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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