Abstract

Measurements of ∂n/∂T for polymeric solid-state dye-laser gain media have been performed. The method employed in these measurements is simple transmission of a laser beam, at minimum deviation, through a gain matrix configured in a prismatic geometry. For rhodamine 6G-doped modified poly(methyl methacrylate) ∂n/∂T = -1.4 ± 0.2 × 10-4 K-1 which is found to be a representative value for dye-doped polymeric gain media.

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1997

F.J. Duarte et al., “Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators,” Opt. Quantum Electron., 19, 461–72 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

F.J. Duarte et al., “Dispersive narrow-linewidth solid-state dye laser oscillators incorporating dye doped HEMA:MMA matrices,” Supplement to Optics & Photonics News 7(8), 133 (1996).

1995

A. Costela et al., “Thermal effects in optical phase conjugation in rhodamine 6G-doped copolymers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate,” Opt. Commun., 119, 265–74 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F.J. Duarte, “Solid-state dye laser oscillator: very compact cavity,” Opt. Commun., 117, 480–4 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994

Barnes, N.P.

N.P. Barnes, “Transition metal solid-state lasers,” in Tunable Lasers Handbook, F.J. Duarte, ed. (Academic, New York, 1995) 219–91.
[CrossRef]

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, New York, 1975).

Costela, A.

A. Costela et al., “Thermal effects in optical phase conjugation in rhodamine 6G-doped copolymers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate,” Opt. Commun., 119, 265–74 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Duarte, F.J.

F.J. Duarte et al., “Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators,” Opt. Quantum Electron., 19, 461–72 (1997).
[CrossRef]

F.J. Duarte et al., “Dispersive narrow-linewidth solid-state dye laser oscillators incorporating dye doped HEMA:MMA matrices,” Supplement to Optics & Photonics News 7(8), 133 (1996).

F.J. Duarte, “Solid-state dye laser oscillator: very compact cavity,” Opt. Commun., 117, 480–4 (1995).
[CrossRef]

F.J. Duarte, “Solid-state multiple-prism grating dye-laser oscillators,” Appl. Opt., 33, 3857–60 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F.J. Duarte, “Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators: beam divergence and unstable resonator configurations,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’94, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1995) 140–2.

F.J. Duarte et al., “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) 293–6.

F.J. Duarte, “Narrow-linewidth pulsed dye laser oscillators,” in Dye Laser Principles, F. J. Duarte, L. W. Hillman, eds. (Academic, New York, 1990) 133–83.
[CrossRef]

Wadsworth, W.J.

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, New York, 1975).

Wolfe, W.

W. Wolfe, “Properties of optical materials,” in Handbook of Optics, W. G. Driscoll, W. Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978) 7–85.

Wunderlich, W.

W. Wunderlich, “Physical constants of poly (methyl methacrylate),” in Polymer Handbook (John Wiley, New York, 1989) 77–80.

Appl. Opt.

Opt. Commun.

F.J. Duarte, “Solid-state dye laser oscillator: very compact cavity,” Opt. Commun., 117, 480–4 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Costela et al., “Thermal effects in optical phase conjugation in rhodamine 6G-doped copolymers of 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate,” Opt. Commun., 119, 265–74 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Quantum Electron.

F.J. Duarte et al., “Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators,” Opt. Quantum Electron., 19, 461–72 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Optics & Photonics News

F.J. Duarte et al., “Dispersive narrow-linewidth solid-state dye laser oscillators incorporating dye doped HEMA:MMA matrices,” Supplement to Optics & Photonics News 7(8), 133 (1996).

Other

N.P. Barnes, “Transition metal solid-state lasers,” in Tunable Lasers Handbook, F.J. Duarte, ed. (Academic, New York, 1995) 219–91.
[CrossRef]

F.J. Duarte et al., “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) 293–6.

F.J. Duarte, “Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators: beam divergence and unstable resonator configurations,” in Proceedings of the International Conference on Lasers ’94, C. P. Wang, ed. (STS, McLean, VA, 1995) 140–2.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon Press, New York, 1975).

F.J. Duarte, “Narrow-linewidth pulsed dye laser oscillators,” in Dye Laser Principles, F. J. Duarte, L. W. Hillman, eds. (Academic, New York, 1990) 133–83.
[CrossRef]

W. Wolfe, “Properties of optical materials,” in Handbook of Optics, W. G. Driscoll, W. Vaughan, eds. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1978) 7–85.

W. Wunderlich, “Physical constants of poly (methyl methacrylate),” in Polymer Handbook (John Wiley, New York, 1989) 77–80.

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Table 1 Measured ∂n/∂T for Dye-Doped Solid-State Gain Media

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ϕ2,1=+α-ϕ1,1
tanψ1,1=sinϕ1,1/sinϕ2,1sinα1+sinϕ1,1/sinϕ2,1cosα-1
n = sinϕ1,1/sinψ1,1

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