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Amplified spontaneous emission and recoverable photodegradation in a robust dye-doped polymer
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Paper Abstract

Optically pumped lasing action and recoverable photodegradation in the common organic dye 1-amino-2-methylanthraquinone (Disperse Orange 11) is presented. The dye was incorporated into polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) rods and amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) was studied under second harmonic Nd:YAG laser excitation in a transverse pumping configuration. Gain and conversion efficiency is found to be comparable to other laser dyes with the stimulated emission centered at the attractive wavelength of 650nm. Photodegradation of the dye-doped-polymer is found to be superior and uniquely fully reversible.

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Date Published: 18 December 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4798, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials II, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.453854
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Brent F. Howell, Washington State Univ. (United States)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4798:
Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials II
Manfred Eich; Mark G. Kuzyk, Editor(s)

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