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Fluorescence and Lasing Properties of Meso-substituted Benzo-fused Pyrromethene Dyes in Solid Host Media
Author(s): Guilford Jones; Zhennian Huang; Dennis P. Pacheco
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Paper Abstract

For two meso-substituted benzo-fused pyrromethenes (BPMM and F-BPMM), photophysical and lasing properties in liquids and in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) are reported. Both dyes exhibit high quantum efficiency (0.6-0.9) along with high extinction coefficients, values which are superior to other NIR dyes such as oxazine 1 and rhodamine 800. Lasing efficiencies in the range of 20-30 % have been recorded for the new dyes. Additionally, the dyes can be pumped by a diode or dye laser emitting at 650 nm. Under continuous UV-Vis irradiation, BPMM and F-BPMM demonstrated improved photostability as compared with a previously reported analog, PM-700 (Scheme 1). The survivability of dyes under conditions of radical polymerization has also been investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4968, Solid State Lasers XII, (17 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.479552
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Guilford Jones, Boston Univ. (United States)
Zhennian Huang, Boston Univ. (United States)
Dennis P. Pacheco, Physical Sciences, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4968:
Solid State Lasers XII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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