Abstract

We demonstrate the use of both 510.6- and 578.2-nm components and the extension of the tuning range of a Rhodamine 6G dye laser in a novel coupled resonator scheme. Rhodamine 6G is pumped by 510.6-nm light in one resonator and Sulforhodamine B is pumped by 578.2 nm in the other. The spectral tuning range of 564–609 nm of the Rhodamine 6G laser is extended up to 640 nm. A two-mirror arrangement ensures continuous tuning across the spectral ranges of the two dyes by rotation of a single plane mirror.

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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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1995 (1)

S. A. Kostritsa, V. A. Mishin, “Tunable narrow-band moderate-power laser system pumped by copper vapor lasers,” Quantum. Electron. 25, 516–520 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1992 (3)

1991 (1)

Y. Maruyama, M. Kato, T. Arisawa, “Copper vapor laser pumped single-mode grazing incidence dye laser using dye jet,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 30, L748–750 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1990 (2)

K. Dasgupta, L. G. Nair, “Effect of excited-state absorption at signal wavelength in pulsed-dye laser amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 26, 189–192 (1990).
[CrossRef]

D. W. Coutts, M. P. Ainsworth, J. A. Piper, “Efficient green/yellow conversion of copper vapor laser output,” Opt. Commun. 75, 301–306 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

J. K. Mittal, P. K. Bhadani, B. Singh, L. Abhinandan, R. Bhatnagar, “Design and performance of a 20 watt copper vapor laser,” J. Phys. E 21, 388–392 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

S. Lavi, M. Amit, G. Bialolanker, E. Miron, L. A. Levin, “High-repetition-rate high-power variable-bandwidth dye laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1905–1909 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1979 (2)

P. R. Hammond, “Spectra of the lowest excited singlet states of Rhodamine 6G and Rhodamine B,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-15, 624–632 (1979).
[CrossRef]

L. V. Masarnovskii, A. N. Soldatov, V. B. Sukhanov, “Excitation of dye solutions and their mixtures by copper vapor laser radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 9, 900–902 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1977 (1)

1976 (1)

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Abhinandan, L.

J. K. Mittal, P. K. Bhadani, B. Singh, L. Abhinandan, R. Bhatnagar, “Design and performance of a 20 watt copper vapor laser,” J. Phys. E 21, 388–392 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Adachi, S.

Y. Arai, H. Niki, S. Adachi, T. Takeda, T. Yamanaka, C. Yamanaka, “Development of a single-mode dye laser pumped by a copper vapor laser,” Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. 36, (1860), 361–367 (1986).

Adamushko, A. V.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Ainsworth, M. P.

D. W. Coutts, M. P. Ainsworth, J. A. Piper, “Efficient green/yellow conversion of copper vapor laser output,” Opt. Commun. 75, 301–306 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Amit, M.

S. Lavi, M. Amit, G. Bialolanker, E. Miron, L. A. Levin, “High-repetition-rate high-power variable-bandwidth dye laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1905–1909 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arai, Y.

Y. Arai, H. Niki, S. Adachi, T. Takeda, T. Yamanaka, C. Yamanaka, “Development of a single-mode dye laser pumped by a copper vapor laser,” Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. 36, (1860), 361–367 (1986).

Arisawa, T.

Y. Maruyama, M. Kato, T. Arisawa, “Copper vapor laser pumped single-mode grazing incidence dye laser using dye jet,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 30, L748–750 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Bass, I. L.

Belokov, M. V.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Bhadani, P. K.

J. K. Mittal, P. K. Bhadani, B. Singh, L. Abhinandan, R. Bhatnagar, “Design and performance of a 20 watt copper vapor laser,” J. Phys. E 21, 388–392 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Bhatnagar, R.

J. K. Mittal, P. K. Bhadani, B. Singh, L. Abhinandan, R. Bhatnagar, “Design and performance of a 20 watt copper vapor laser,” J. Phys. E 21, 388–392 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Bialolanker, G.

S. Lavi, M. Amit, G. Bialolanker, E. Miron, L. A. Levin, “High-repetition-rate high-power variable-bandwidth dye laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1905–1909 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Birge, R. R.

R. R. Birge, “Dye mixtures,” in Kodak Laser Dyes, Kodak Publ. JJ-169 (Kodak, Rochester, N.Y.), p. 4.

Bonanno, R. E.

Coutts, D. W.

D. W. Coutts, M. P. Ainsworth, J. A. Piper, “Efficient green/yellow conversion of copper vapor laser output,” Opt. Commun. 75, 301–306 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Dasgupta, K.

K. Dasgupta, L. G. Nair, “Effect of excited-state absorption at signal wavelength in pulsed-dye laser amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 26, 189–192 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Evtukhovich, P. G.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Hackel, R. P.

Hammond, P. R.

I. L. Bass, R. E. Bonanno, R. P. Hackel, P. R. Hammond, “High-average-power dye laser at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory,” Appl. Opt. 31, 6993–7006 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. R. Hammond, “Spectra of the lowest excited singlet states of Rhodamine 6G and Rhodamine B,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-15, 624–632 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Isaev, A. A.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Kajava, T. T.

Kato, M.

Y. Maruyama, M. Kato, T. Arisawa, “Copper vapor laser pumped single-mode grazing incidence dye laser using dye jet,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 30, L748–750 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Kazaryan, M. A.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Kostritsa, S. A.

S. A. Kostritsa, V. A. Mishin, “Tunable narrow-band moderate-power laser system pumped by copper vapor lasers,” Quantum. Electron. 25, 516–520 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Lauranto, H. M.

Lavi, S.

S. Lavi, M. Amit, G. Bialolanker, E. Miron, L. A. Levin, “High-repetition-rate high-power variable-bandwidth dye laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1905–1909 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Levin, L. A.

S. Lavi, M. Amit, G. Bialolanker, E. Miron, L. A. Levin, “High-repetition-rate high-power variable-bandwidth dye laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1905–1909 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maruyama, Y.

Y. Maruyama, M. Kato, T. Arisawa, “Copper vapor laser pumped single-mode grazing incidence dye laser using dye jet,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 30, L748–750 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Masarnovskii, L. V.

L. V. Masarnovskii, A. N. Soldatov, V. B. Sukhanov, “Excitation of dye solutions and their mixtures by copper vapor laser radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 9, 900–902 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Miron, E.

S. Lavi, M. Amit, G. Bialolanker, E. Miron, L. A. Levin, “High-repetition-rate high-power variable-bandwidth dye laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1905–1909 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mishin, V. A.

S. A. Kostritsa, V. A. Mishin, “Tunable narrow-band moderate-power laser system pumped by copper vapor lasers,” Quantum. Electron. 25, 516–520 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mittal, J. K.

J. K. Mittal, P. K. Bhadani, B. Singh, L. Abhinandan, R. Bhatnagar, “Design and performance of a 20 watt copper vapor laser,” J. Phys. E 21, 388–392 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nair, L. G.

K. Dasgupta, L. G. Nair, “Effect of excited-state absorption at signal wavelength in pulsed-dye laser amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 26, 189–192 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Niki, H.

Y. Arai, H. Niki, S. Adachi, T. Takeda, T. Yamanaka, C. Yamanaka, “Development of a single-mode dye laser pumped by a copper vapor laser,” Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. 36, (1860), 361–367 (1986).

Pavlopoulos, T. G.

T. G. Pavlopoulos, “High-efficiency laser dyes for high-energy dye lasers,” in High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology, M. Gaillard, A. Quenzer, eds. Proc. SPIE1132, 81–86 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Pearson, W. M.

Pease, A. A.

Petrash, G. G.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, T. S.

T. S. Petrov, N. V. Sabotinov, S. T. Trendafilov, “Efficient dye jet laser pumped by CuBr vapor laser,” Opt. Commun. 92, 291–294 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Piper, J. A.

D. W. Coutts, M. P. Ainsworth, J. A. Piper, “Efficient green/yellow conversion of copper vapor laser output,” Opt. Commun. 75, 301–306 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Rubinov, A. N.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Sabotinov, N. V.

T. S. Petrov, N. V. Sabotinov, S. T. Trendafilov, “Efficient dye jet laser pumped by CuBr vapor laser,” Opt. Commun. 92, 291–294 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Salomaa, R. R. E.

Singh, B.

J. K. Mittal, P. K. Bhadani, B. Singh, L. Abhinandan, R. Bhatnagar, “Design and performance of a 20 watt copper vapor laser,” J. Phys. E 21, 388–392 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Soldatov, A. N.

L. V. Masarnovskii, A. N. Soldatov, V. B. Sukhanov, “Excitation of dye solutions and their mixtures by copper vapor laser radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 9, 900–902 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Sukhanov, V. B.

L. V. Masarnovskii, A. N. Soldatov, V. B. Sukhanov, “Excitation of dye solutions and their mixtures by copper vapor laser radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 9, 900–902 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Takeda, T.

Y. Arai, H. Niki, S. Adachi, T. Takeda, T. Yamanaka, C. Yamanaka, “Development of a single-mode dye laser pumped by a copper vapor laser,” Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. 36, (1860), 361–367 (1986).

Trendafilov, S. T.

T. S. Petrov, N. V. Sabotinov, S. T. Trendafilov, “Efficient dye jet laser pumped by CuBr vapor laser,” Opt. Commun. 92, 291–294 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Yamanaka, C.

Y. Arai, H. Niki, S. Adachi, T. Takeda, T. Yamanaka, C. Yamanaka, “Development of a single-mode dye laser pumped by a copper vapor laser,” Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. 36, (1860), 361–367 (1986).

Yamanaka, T.

Y. Arai, H. Niki, S. Adachi, T. Takeda, T. Yamanaka, C. Yamanaka, “Development of a single-mode dye laser pumped by a copper vapor laser,” Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. 36, (1860), 361–367 (1986).

Zemskov, K. I.

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

S. Lavi, M. Amit, G. Bialolanker, E. Miron, L. A. Levin, “High-repetition-rate high-power variable-bandwidth dye laser,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1905–1909 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Opt. (3)

IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. (2)

K. Dasgupta, L. G. Nair, “Effect of excited-state absorption at signal wavelength in pulsed-dye laser amplifiers,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 26, 189–192 (1990).
[CrossRef]

P. R. Hammond, “Spectra of the lowest excited singlet states of Rhodamine 6G and Rhodamine B,” IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. QE-15, 624–632 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. Phys. E (1)

J. K. Mittal, P. K. Bhadani, B. Singh, L. Abhinandan, R. Bhatnagar, “Design and performance of a 20 watt copper vapor laser,” J. Phys. E 21, 388–392 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

Y. Maruyama, M. Kato, T. Arisawa, “Copper vapor laser pumped single-mode grazing incidence dye laser using dye jet,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 30, L748–750 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. W. Coutts, M. P. Ainsworth, J. A. Piper, “Efficient green/yellow conversion of copper vapor laser output,” Opt. Commun. 75, 301–306 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

T. S. Petrov, N. V. Sabotinov, S. T. Trendafilov, “Efficient dye jet laser pumped by CuBr vapor laser,” Opt. Commun. 92, 291–294 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Quantum. Electron. (1)

S. A. Kostritsa, V. A. Mishin, “Tunable narrow-band moderate-power laser system pumped by copper vapor lasers,” Quantum. Electron. 25, 516–520 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. (2)

K. I. Zemskov, A. A. Isaev, M. A. Kazaryan, G. G. Petrash, A. V. Adamushko, M. V. Belokov, A. N. Rubinov, P. G. Evtukhovich, “Jet dye laser pumped by copper vapor laser,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 6, 727–728 (1976).
[CrossRef]

L. V. Masarnovskii, A. N. Soldatov, V. B. Sukhanov, “Excitation of dye solutions and their mixtures by copper vapor laser radiation,” Sov. J. Quantum. Electron. 9, 900–902 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. (1)

Y. Arai, H. Niki, S. Adachi, T. Takeda, T. Yamanaka, C. Yamanaka, “Development of a single-mode dye laser pumped by a copper vapor laser,” Technol. Rep. the Osaka Univ. 36, (1860), 361–367 (1986).

Other (2)

R. R. Birge, “Dye mixtures,” in Kodak Laser Dyes, Kodak Publ. JJ-169 (Kodak, Rochester, N.Y.), p. 4.

T. G. Pavlopoulos, “High-efficiency laser dyes for high-energy dye lasers,” in High Power Lasers and Laser Machining Technology, M. Gaillard, A. Quenzer, eds. Proc. SPIE1132, 81–86 (1989).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement. M1, M2, dichroic mirrors; CVL, copper-vapor laser; C1, C2, cylindrical lenses; P1, P2, pinholes; DC-1, DC-2, dye cells; M3, M4, M5, 100% reflecting mirrors; G, diffraction grating; W, output wedge; α and β, incidence and diffraction angles, respectively, on the grating.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temporal pulse shapes for (a) trace [a], 510.6 and trace [b], 578.2 nm components of the copper-vapor laser; for (b) trace [a], pump 510.6 nm and trace [b], Rhodamine 6G dye laser; for (c) trace [a], pump 578.2 nm and trace [b], Sulforhodamine B dye laser.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectral tuning ranges. Curve abcd, Rhodamine 6G; curve efg, Sulforhodamine B; curve abchk, combination of Rhodamine 6G and Sulforhodamine B in the resonator scheme with a path difference between pump beams of 44 cm; curve abcmn, 237 cm.

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