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Solid state dye lasers

Solid-state organic lasers and solid-state dye-doped polymer lasers.

Organic gain media

Organic solid-state narrow-linewidth tunable dye laser oscillator.[2]

In the 1990s, new forms of improved PMMA, such as modified PMMA, with high optical quality characteristics were introduced.[3] Gain media research for SSDL has been rather active in the 21st century, and various new dye-doped solid-state organic matrices have been discovered. Notable among these new gain media are organic-inorganic dye-doped polymer-nanoparticle composites.[4][5][6] An additional form of organic-inorganic dye-doped solid-state laser gain media are the ORMOSILs.[6][7]

High performance solid-state dye laser oscillators

This improved gain medium was central to the demonstration of the first tunable narrow-linewidth solid-state dye laser oscillators, by Duarte,[7] which were later optimized to deliver pulse emission in the kW regime in nearly diffraction limited beams with single-longitudinal-mode laser linewidths of \Delta \nu ≈ 350 MHz (or \Delta \lambda ≈ 0.0004 nm, at a laser wavelength of 590 nm).[8] These tunable laser oscillators use multiple-prism grating architectures[8] yielding very high intracavity dispersions that can be nicely quantified using the multiple-prism grating equations.[9]

Distributed feedback and waveguide solid-state dye lasers

Additional developments in solid-state dye lasers were demonstrated with the introduction of distributed feedback laser designs in 1999[10][11] and distributed feedback waveguides in 2002.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ Soffer, B. H.; McFarland, B. B. (1967). "Continuously Tunable, Narrow-Band Organic Dye Lasers". Applied Physics Letters 10 (10): 266.  
  2. ^ Duarte, F. J.; Taylor, T. S.; Costela, A.; Garcia-Moreno, I.; Sastre, R. (1998). "Long-pulse narrow-linewidth dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillator". Applied Optics 37 (18): 3987–3989.  
  3. ^ Maslyukov, A.; Sokolov, S.; Kaivola, M.; Nyholm, K.; Popov, S. (1995). "Solid-state dye laser with modified poly(methyl methacrylate)-doped active elements". Applied Optics 34 (9): 1516–1518.  
  4. ^ Duarte, F. J.; James, R. O. (2003). "Tunable solid-state lasers incorporating dye-doped polymer-nanoparticle gain media". Optics Letters 28 (21): 2088–90.  
  5. ^ Costela, A.; Garcia-Moreno, I.; Sastre, R. (2009). "Solid state dye lasers". In Duarte, F. J. Tunable Laser Applications (2nd ed.). Boca Raton:  
  6. ^ a b Duarte, F. J.; James, R. O. (2009). "Tunable lasers based on dye-doped polymer gain media incorporating homogeneous distributions of functional nanoparticles". In Duarte, F. J. Tunable Laser Applications (2nd ed.). Boca Raton:  
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  8. ^ a b Duarte, F. J. (1999). "Multiple-prism grating solid-state dye laser oscillator: optimized architecture". Applied Optics 38 (30): 6347–6349.  
  9. ^ Duarte, F. J. (2003). "The physics of multiple-prism optics". Tunable Laser Optics. New York:  
  10. ^ Wadsworth, W. J.; McKinnie, I. T.; Woolhouse, A. D.; Haskell, T. G. (1999). "Efficient distributed feedback solid state dye laser with a dynamic grating". Applied Physics B 69 (2): 163–169.  
  11. ^ Zhu, X-L; Lam, S-K; Lo, D. (2000). "Distributed-feedback dye-doped solgel silica lasers". Applied Optics 39 (18): 3104–3107.  
  12. ^ Oki, Y.; Miyamoto, S.; Tanaka, M.; Zuo, D.; Maeda, M. (2002). "Long lifetime and high repetition rate operation from distributed feedback plastic waveguided dye lasers". Optics Communications 214 (1–6): 277–283.  

External links

  • Refereed papers on solid-state dye laser oscillators
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