Abstract

Significant improvements have been obtained for solid-state dye lasers with doped xerogels. By using longitudinal pumping with a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd: YAG laser, we obtained as much as 86% slope efficiency and 5 × 105 pulses lifetime. Furthermore, newly prepared deoxygenated samples exhibited even greater lifetimes.

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1995

1994

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

1990

F. Devreux, J. P. Boilot, F. Chaput, A. Lecompte, “Sol-gel condensation of silicon alkoxides,” Phys. Rev. A 41, 6901–6909 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Allik, T.

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

Allik, T. H.

S. Chandra, T. H. Allik, “Compact, high-brightness solid-state dye laser,” Adv. Solid-State Lasers 24, 119–122 (1995).

Boilot, J. P.

Brinker, C. J.

C. J. Brinker, G. W. Scherer, Sol Gel Science, The Physics and Chemistry of Sol Gel Processing, (Academic, New York, 1990).

Brun, A.

Canva, M.

Capozzi, C. A.

M. D. Rahn, T. A. King, C. A. Capozzi, C. A. Seddon, “Characteristics of dye doped ormosil lasers,” in Proc. SPIE2288, 364–371 and 382–391, J. D. Mackenzie, ed., Sol-Gel Optics III, (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chandra, S.

S. Chandra, T. H. Allik, “Compact, high-brightness solid-state dye laser,” Adv. Solid-State Lasers 24, 119–122 (1995).

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

Chaput, F.

Devreux, F.

F. Devreux, J. P. Boilot, F. Chaput, A. Lecompte, “Sol-gel condensation of silicon alkoxides,” Phys. Rev. A 41, 6901–6909 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dubois, A.

Dunn, B.

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

Georges, P.

Hutchinson, J.

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

King, T. A.

M. D. Rahn, T. A. King, C. A. Capozzi, C. A. Seddon, “Characteristics of dye doped ormosil lasers,” in Proc. SPIE2288, 364–371 and 382–391, J. D. Mackenzie, ed., Sol-Gel Optics III, (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lecompte, A.

F. Devreux, J. P. Boilot, F. Chaput, A. Lecompte, “Sol-gel condensation of silicon alkoxides,” Phys. Rev. A 41, 6901–6909 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nishida, F.

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

Perelgritz, J. F.

Rahn, M. D.

M. D. Rahn, T. A. King, C. A. Capozzi, C. A. Seddon, “Characteristics of dye doped ormosil lasers,” in Proc. SPIE2288, 364–371 and 382–391, J. D. Mackenzie, ed., Sol-Gel Optics III, (1994).
[CrossRef]

Reisfeld, R.

R. Reisfeld, “Film and bulk tunable lasers in the visible,” in Sol-Gel Optics III, J. D. Mackenzie, ed., Proc. SPIE2288, 563–572, (1994)

Scherer, G. W.

C. J. Brinker, G. W. Scherer, Sol Gel Science, The Physics and Chemistry of Sol Gel Processing, (Academic, New York, 1990).

Seddon, C. A.

M. D. Rahn, T. A. King, C. A. Capozzi, C. A. Seddon, “Characteristics of dye doped ormosil lasers,” in Proc. SPIE2288, 364–371 and 382–391, J. D. Mackenzie, ed., Sol-Gel Optics III, (1994).
[CrossRef]

Toda, R.

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

Zink, J.

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

Adv. Solid-State Lasers

S. Chandra, T. H. Allik, “Compact, high-brightness solid-state dye laser,” Adv. Solid-State Lasers 24, 119–122 (1995).

Appl. Opt.

Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc.

B. Dunn, F. Nishida, R. Toda, J. Zink, T. Allik, S. Chandra, J. Hutchinson, “Advances in dye-doped sol-gel lasers,” Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 329, 267–277 (1994).

Phys. Rev. A

F. Devreux, J. P. Boilot, F. Chaput, A. Lecompte, “Sol-gel condensation of silicon alkoxides,” Phys. Rev. A 41, 6901–6909 (1990).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

C. J. Brinker, G. W. Scherer, Sol Gel Science, The Physics and Chemistry of Sol Gel Processing, (Academic, New York, 1990).

M. D. Rahn, T. A. King, C. A. Capozzi, C. A. Seddon, “Characteristics of dye doped ormosil lasers,” in Proc. SPIE2288, 364–371 and 382–391, J. D. Mackenzie, ed., Sol-Gel Optics III, (1994).
[CrossRef]

R. Reisfeld, “Film and bulk tunable lasers in the visible,” in Sol-Gel Optics III, J. D. Mackenzie, ed., Proc. SPIE2288, 563–572, (1994)

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

29Si NMR spectrum of the dried MTEOS matrix (without and with MAS rotation).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Transmission of a glass plate (curve 1) and a MTEOS-undoped xerogel (curve 2).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Configuration of the laser cavity.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser conversion efficiency (%) with pyrromethene-doped samples.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output energy evolution as a function of a previously emitted pulse. The initial output energy was 1 mJ/pulse, and the laser was operated at 20 Hz. The xerogel was doped with Pyrromethene 597.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Output energy evolution of the laser with a Pyrromethene 597-doped sample prepared in classical conditions (curve a) and in oxygen-free conditions (curve b). The pumping conditions were 1 mJypulse at 20 Hz.

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