Abstract

A flashlamp-pumped dye laser which gives 5-J 15-μsec pulses at 10-Hz repetition rate with 1.8% efficiency is described, the main use is for photobiological experiments. The design criteria and the performance obtained with several laser dyes are presented and discussed.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

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1982 (2)

1981 (2)

A. Hirth, R. Meyer, K. Schetter, Opt. Commun. 40, 63 (1981).
[CrossRef]

P. Mazzinghi et al., IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 2245 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

1978 (1)

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schāfer, J. Jasuy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 119 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1976 (2)

W. W. Morey, W. H. Glenn, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 311 (1976).
[CrossRef]

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 124 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

G. A. Reynolds, K. H. Drexage, Opt. Commun. 13, 222 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1973 (2)

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, U. Vanni, Opt. Commun. 9, 31 (1973).
[CrossRef]

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 475 (1973).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

R. L. Stephens, W. F. Hug, Laser Focus 8, 38 (1972).

Brown, D. C.

Burlamacchi, P.

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 124 (1976).
[CrossRef]

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 475 (1973).
[CrossRef]

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, U. Vanni, Opt. Commun. 9, 31 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Docchio, F.

Drexage, K. H.

G. A. Reynolds, K. H. Drexage, Opt. Commun. 13, 222 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Glenn, W. H.

W. W. Morey, W. H. Glenn, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 311 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Hirth, A.

A. Hirth, R. Meyer, K. Schetter, Opt. Commun. 40, 63 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Hug, W. F.

R. L. Stephens, W. F. Hug, Laser Focus 8, 38 (1972).

Jasuy, J.

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schāfer, J. Jasuy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 119 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Jethwa, J.

J. Jethwa, S. St. Anufrik, F. Docchio, Appl. Opt. 21, 2778 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schāfer, J. Jasuy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 119 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Jones, E. D.

Kelly, J. H.

Lavasek, J. W.

Mazzinghi, P.

P. Mazzinghi et al., IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 2245 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Meyer, R.

A. Hirth, R. Meyer, K. Schetter, Opt. Commun. 40, 63 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Miller, C. K.

Morey, W. W.

W. W. Morey, W. H. Glenn, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 311 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Pratesi, R.

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 124 (1976).
[CrossRef]

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 475 (1973).
[CrossRef]

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, U. Vanni, Opt. Commun. 9, 31 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Reynolds, G. A.

G. A. Reynolds, K. H. Drexage, Opt. Commun. 13, 222 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Schafer, F. P.

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schāfer, J. Jasuy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 119 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Schetter, K.

A. Hirth, R. Meyer, K. Schetter, Opt. Commun. 40, 63 (1981).
[CrossRef]

St. Anufrik, S.

Stephens, R. L.

R. L. Stephens, W. F. Hug, Laser Focus 8, 38 (1972).

Teegarden, K.

Vanni, U.

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, U. Vanni, Opt. Commun. 9, 31 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (3)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 124 (1976).
[CrossRef]

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, Appl. Phys. Lett. 23, 475 (1973).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

W. W. Morey, W. H. Glenn, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 311 (1976).
[CrossRef]

J. Jethwa, F. P. Schāfer, J. Jasuy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 119 (1978).
[CrossRef]

P. Mazzinghi et al., IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 2245 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Laser Focus (1)

R. L. Stephens, W. F. Hug, Laser Focus 8, 38 (1972).

Opt. Commun. (3)

P. Burlamacchi, R. Pratesi, U. Vanni, Opt. Commun. 9, 31 (1973).
[CrossRef]

G. A. Reynolds, K. H. Drexage, Opt. Commun. 13, 222 (1975).
[CrossRef]

A. Hirth, R. Meyer, K. Schetter, Opt. Commun. 40, 63 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

Various authors, in Proceedings, International Symposium on Porphirins in Tumor Phototherapy, Milano (1983).

Various authors, in Proceedings, Symposium on Porphirins Localization and Treatment of Tumors, Santa Barbara, Calif. (1983).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cross section of the laser head: A, linear xenon flashlamps (ILC 7F6); B, quartz water jackets; C, double-elliptical reflector; D, circulation of the cooling water; E, dye cell formed by two plane quartz plates; F, stainless steel spacers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dye cell: A, stainless steel caps and B, 0.64-cm (¼-in.) stainless steel tubing for the dye circulation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Laser (upper trace) and flash pulses for (a) rhodamine 6G and (b) coumarin 307; 10 μsec/div.

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Table I Lasing Characteristics of Some Dyes

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