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Dye-impregnated polymer-filled porous glass: a new composite material for solid state dye lasers and laser beam control optical elements
Author(s): M. F. Koldunov; Alexander A. Manenkov; N. M. Sitnikov; S. M. Dolotov
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Paper Abstract

Polymer-filled microporous glass (PFMG) composite materials have been recently proposed as a proper host for dyes to create solid-state dye lasers and laser beam control elements (Q-switchers, etc.) [1,2]. In this paper we report investigation of some laser-related properties of Polymethilmethacrylate (PMAA) - filled porous glass doped with Rhodamine 6G perchiorate (active lasing dye) and 1055 dye (passive bleachable dye): laser induced damage threshold, lasmg efficiency, bleaching efficiency, and microhardness have been measured. All these characteristics have been found to be rather high indicating that PFMG composite materials are perspective hosts for dye impregnation and fabrication highly effective solid-state dye lasers and other laser related elements (Q-switchers, mode-lockers, modeselectors, spatial filters).

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Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180893
Show Author Affiliations
M. F. Koldunov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander A. Manenkov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
N. M. Sitnikov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
S. M. Dolotov, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2114:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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