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Sol-gel glass solid-state lasers doped with organic molecules
Author(s): Colin Whitehurst; Daniel J. Shaw; Terence A. King
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Paper Abstract

When doped with organic dye laser molecules, porous sol-gel prepared silica constitutes a solid state dye laser medium. In this study such media have been shown to exhibit laser action using: (a) a krypton fluoride, 249nm, laser pump producing nano-second laser pulses and, (b) a coumarin 504 (507nm) pump producing microsecond laser pulses. The lasing thresholds were measured as 140kW/mm3 and 1.8kW/mm3 respectively, with lifetimes of 10-20 and 50-100 shots respectively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1328, Sol-Gel Optics, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22558
Show Author Affiliations
Colin Whitehurst, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Daniel J. Shaw, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Terence A. King, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)


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

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