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From flashlamp-pumped liquid dye lasers to diode-pumped solid-state dye lasers
Author(s): Henry R. Aldag; David H. Titterton
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Paper Abstract

Dye-laser technology has seen very significant progress over the last 39 years since the first demonstration of this device technology. Dye lasers offer efficient emission in the visible and near-infrared bands by direct generation of laser light. The initial emphasis was on the liquid-phase technology, and is the one very successful liquid laser. More recently the research emphasis has been solid-state versions of this technology and in particular applying diode-laser-pumping techniques to a dye-doped gain medium. In general, dye lasers offer a range of valuable characteristics, as well as significant flexibility, which have been exploited for many applications. Some of these applications are discussed in this paper, along with the fundamentals of dye laser action and its supporting technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 April 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5707, Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices, (27 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602531
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Henry R. Aldag, Physical Sciences, Inc. (United States)
David H. Titterton, Defence Science and Technology Lab. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5707:
Solid State Lasers XIV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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