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Solid-state tunable lasers based on dye-doped sol-gel materials
Author(s): Bruce S. Dunn; John D. Mackenzie; Jeffrey I. Zink; Oscar M. Stafsudd
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Paper Abstract

The sol-gel process is a solution synthesis technique which provides a low temperature chemical route for the preparation of rigid transparent matrix materials. The luminescent organic dye molecules, rhodamine 6G and coumarin 540A have been incorporated, via the sol-gel method, into aluminosilicate and organically modified silicate host matrices. Synthesis, laser oscillation and photostability for these systems are reported. The improved photostability of these materials with respect to comparable polymeric host materials is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1328, Sol-Gel Optics, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22557
Show Author Affiliations
Bruce S. Dunn, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
John D. Mackenzie, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Jeffrey I. Zink, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Oscar M. Stafsudd, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1328:
Sol-Gel Optics
John D. Mackenzie; Donald R. Ulrich, Editor(s)

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