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Investigation into the photo-degradation products affecting dye life in a flashlamp-pumped dye laser
Author(s): Alan W. Miller; Robert J. Chad; Mark R. Venner; S. R. Hall
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Paper Abstract

Flashlamp pumped dye lasers are a well known source of high power, tunable, visible radiation by dye solution photo-degradation restricts their operational life and so limits their applications. This study is the first stage in the development of a selective process to extend their life. Initial studies have shown that, in methanol and water Rhodamine 590 chloride solutions, very few of the dye molecules are lost when lasing action ceases and that the cause of the reduced output is a build-up of optical losses at the lasing wavelength.

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Date Published: 17 April 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2380, UV and Visible Lasers and Laser Crystal Growth, (17 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206957
Show Author Affiliations
Alan W. Miller, GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Robert J. Chad, GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
Mark R. Venner, GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)
S. R. Hall, GEC-Marconi Hirst Research Ctr. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2380:
UV and Visible Lasers and Laser Crystal Growth
Richard Scheps; Milan R. Kokta, Editor(s)

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