Abstract

Laser generation with modified poly(methyl methacrylate) (MPMMA)-doped matrices with several different types of Rhodamine-based dyes was obtained. Pumping with a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was used. During the experiments, high conversion efficiency was achieved. The strong nonlinear dependence of the operating lifetime and the conversion efficiency of material tested on the pump-pulse-repetition rate was observed. Possible mechanisms responsible for the conversion-efficiency drop and the useful lifetime of the material are discussed.

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1994 (1)

1993 (2)

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, “High-efficiency pyrromethene doped solid-state dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877–879 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. G. Guggenheimer, J. H. Boyer, K. Thangaraj, M. Shah, M-L. Soong, T. G. Pavlopoulos, “Efficient laser action from two cw laser-pumped pyrromethene-BF2 complexes,” Appl. Opt. 32, 3942–3943 (1993).
[PubMed]

1992 (1)

A. A. Manenkov, V. S. Nechitailo, “Laser polymer optics,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 56, 188–198 (1992).

1990 (1)

Allik, T. H.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, “High-efficiency pyrromethene doped solid-state dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877–879 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Boyer, J. H.

Chandra, S.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, “High-efficiency pyrromethene doped solid-state dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877–879 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Davenport, W. E.

F. J. Duarte, J. J. Ehrlich, W. E. Davenport, T. S. Taylor, J. C. McDonald, “A new tunable dye laser oscillator: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’92, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, Va., 1993), pp. 293–296.

Duarte, F. J.

F. J. Duarte, “Solid-state multiple-prism grating dye-laser oscillators,” Appl. Opt. 33, 3857–3860 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. J. Duarte, J. J. Ehrlich, W. E. Davenport, T. S. Taylor, J. C. McDonald, “A new tunable dye laser oscillator: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’92, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, Va., 1993), pp. 293–296.

Dyumaev, K. M.

K. M. Dyumaev, A. A. Manenkov, A. P. Maslyukov, G. A. Matyushun, V. S. Nechitailo, A. M. Prokhorov, Interaction of Laser Irradiation with Optical Polymer (Nauka, Moscow, 1991), Chap. 3, pp. 33, 49, 53; Chap. 5, 83–90.

Ehrlich, J. J.

F. J. Duarte, J. J. Ehrlich, W. E. Davenport, T. S. Taylor, J. C. McDonald, “A new tunable dye laser oscillator: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’92, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, Va., 1993), pp. 293–296.

Guggenheimer, S. G.

Hermes, R. E.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, “High-efficiency pyrromethene doped solid-state dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877–879 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hutchinson, J. A.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, “High-efficiency pyrromethene doped solid-state dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877–879 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Manenkov, A. A.

A. A. Manenkov, V. S. Nechitailo, “Laser polymer optics,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 56, 188–198 (1992).

K. M. Dyumaev, A. A. Manenkov, A. P. Maslyukov, G. A. Matyushun, V. S. Nechitailo, A. M. Prokhorov, Interaction of Laser Irradiation with Optical Polymer (Nauka, Moscow, 1991), Chap. 3, pp. 33, 49, 53; Chap. 5, 83–90.

Maslyukov, A. P.

K. M. Dyumaev, A. A. Manenkov, A. P. Maslyukov, G. A. Matyushun, V. S. Nechitailo, A. M. Prokhorov, Interaction of Laser Irradiation with Optical Polymer (Nauka, Moscow, 1991), Chap. 3, pp. 33, 49, 53; Chap. 5, 83–90.

A. P. Maslyukov, S. Yu. Popov, S. Yu. Sokolov, “Dependence of conversion efficiency and operating resource of polymer dye doped material on dye concentration and pump pulse repetition rate,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’93, V. J. Corcoran, T. A. Goldman, eds. (STS, McLean, Va., 1994), pp. 394–399.

Matyushun, G. A.

K. M. Dyumaev, A. A. Manenkov, A. P. Maslyukov, G. A. Matyushun, V. S. Nechitailo, A. M. Prokhorov, Interaction of Laser Irradiation with Optical Polymer (Nauka, Moscow, 1991), Chap. 3, pp. 33, 49, 53; Chap. 5, 83–90.

McDonald, J. C.

F. J. Duarte, J. J. Ehrlich, W. E. Davenport, T. S. Taylor, J. C. McDonald, “A new tunable dye laser oscillator: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’92, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, Va., 1993), pp. 293–296.

Nechitailo, V. S.

A. A. Manenkov, V. S. Nechitailo, “Laser polymer optics,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 56, 188–198 (1992).

K. M. Dyumaev, A. A. Manenkov, A. P. Maslyukov, G. A. Matyushun, V. S. Nechitailo, A. M. Prokhorov, Interaction of Laser Irradiation with Optical Polymer (Nauka, Moscow, 1991), Chap. 3, pp. 33, 49, 53; Chap. 5, 83–90.

Pavlopoulos, T. G.

Pavopoulos, T. G.

Popov, S. Yu.

A. P. Maslyukov, S. Yu. Popov, S. Yu. Sokolov, “Dependence of conversion efficiency and operating resource of polymer dye doped material on dye concentration and pump pulse repetition rate,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’93, V. J. Corcoran, T. A. Goldman, eds. (STS, McLean, Va., 1994), pp. 394–399.

Prokhorov, A. M.

K. M. Dyumaev, A. A. Manenkov, A. P. Maslyukov, G. A. Matyushun, V. S. Nechitailo, A. M. Prokhorov, Interaction of Laser Irradiation with Optical Polymer (Nauka, Moscow, 1991), Chap. 3, pp. 33, 49, 53; Chap. 5, 83–90.

Shah, M.

Sokolov, S. Yu.

A. P. Maslyukov, S. Yu. Popov, S. Yu. Sokolov, “Dependence of conversion efficiency and operating resource of polymer dye doped material on dye concentration and pump pulse repetition rate,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’93, V. J. Corcoran, T. A. Goldman, eds. (STS, McLean, Va., 1994), pp. 394–399.

Soong, M-L.

Taylor, T. S.

F. J. Duarte, J. J. Ehrlich, W. E. Davenport, T. S. Taylor, J. C. McDonald, “A new tunable dye laser oscillator: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’92, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, Va., 1993), pp. 293–296.

Thangaraj, K.

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, “High-efficiency pyrromethene doped solid-state dye lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877–879 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. (1)

A. A. Manenkov, V. S. Nechitailo, “Laser polymer optics,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR Ser. Fiz. 56, 188–198 (1992).

Other (3)

F. J. Duarte, J. J. Ehrlich, W. E. Davenport, T. S. Taylor, J. C. McDonald, “A new tunable dye laser oscillator: preliminary report,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’92, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, Va., 1993), pp. 293–296.

A. P. Maslyukov, S. Yu. Popov, S. Yu. Sokolov, “Dependence of conversion efficiency and operating resource of polymer dye doped material on dye concentration and pump pulse repetition rate,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’93, V. J. Corcoran, T. A. Goldman, eds. (STS, McLean, Va., 1994), pp. 394–399.

K. M. Dyumaev, A. A. Manenkov, A. P. Maslyukov, G. A. Matyushun, V. S. Nechitailo, A. M. Prokhorov, Interaction of Laser Irradiation with Optical Polymer (Nauka, Moscow, 1991), Chap. 3, pp. 33, 49, 53; Chap. 5, 83–90.

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Fig. 1

Conversion efficiency depending on operating time for different pump energies.

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Fig. 2

Conversion efficiency for a high Rh 11B concentration.

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Fig. 3

Dependence of the conversion efficiency from pump energy for different multipulse experiments.

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