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Flashlamp-pumped polymer dye laser studies
Author(s): Andrew J. Finlayson; Mark R. Venner
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Paper Abstract

Studies of the lasing characteristics of three pyrromethene laser dyes (pyrromethene 567, 580 and 597) in modified polymethyl methacrylate have been carried out under flashlamp excitation. Comparison are made of the optical qualities, output energy and other lasing properties. Output energies of over 1 Joule per shot have been achieved with an electrical stored energy to output energy efficiency of almost 0.5%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3929, Solid State Lasers IX, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382760
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Andrew J. Finlayson, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Farnborough (United Kingdom)
Mark R. Venner, Defence Evaluation and Research Agency Farnborough (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3929:
Solid State Lasers IX
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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