Abstract

Broad band solid state dye lasers based on LDS 698 doped in modified polymethyl methacrylate (MPMMA) with laser wavelength about 650nm were demonstrated. It was demonstrated that the fluorescence spectra of LDS 698 in solid host MPMMA displays an obvious blue shift about 50nm comparing with that in ethanol solution. The dye concentration has great effect on the laser’s performance including laser slope efficiency and lifetime. The lifetime increased dramatically with the increase of the LDS698 concentration. With pump repetition rate of 10Hz and intensity of 0.1J/cm2, the maximum lifetime 300,000 shots corresponding normalized photostability 102GJ/mol was obtained with LDS 698 at 1.5×10-4mol/L.

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2001

E. Yariv, S. Schultheiss, T. Saraidarov, and R. Reisfeld, "Efficiency and photostability of dye-doped solid -state lasers in different hosts," Opt. Mater. 16, 29-38 (2001).
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W. Hu, H. Ye, C. Li, Z. Jiang, and F. Zhou, "All-solid-state tunable DCM dye laser pumped by a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 36, 579-583 (1997).
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Alvarez, M.

M. Alvarez, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Costela, I. Gareia-Moreno, M. Liras, and R. Sastre, "Laser emission from mixtures of dipyrromethene dyes in liquid solution and in solid polymeric matrics," Opt. Commun. 267, 469-479 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Amat-Guerri, F.

M. Alvarez, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Costela, I. Gareia-Moreno, M. Liras, and R. Sastre, "Laser emission from mixtures of dipyrromethene dyes in liquid solution and in solid polymeric matrics," Opt. Commun. 267, 469-479 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Balslev, S.

Banin, U.

Bornemann, R.

Costela, A.

M. Alvarez, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Costela, I. Gareia-Moreno, M. Liras, and R. Sastre, "Laser emission from mixtures of dipyrromethene dyes in liquid solution and in solid polymeric matrics," Opt. Commun. 267, 469-479 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, and R. Sastre, "Polymeric solid-state dye lasers: Recent developments," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 4745-4763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, R. Saster, J. J. Ehrlich, and T. S. Taylor, "Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 461-472 (1997).
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[CrossRef]

Dyumaev, K. M.

Ehrlich, J. J.

F. J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, R. Saster, J. J. Ehrlich, and T. S. Taylor, "Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 461-472 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fan, X.

Y. Yang, M. Wang, G. Qian, Z. Wang, and X. Fan, "Laser properties and photostabilities of laser dyes doped in ORMOSILs," Opt. Mater. 24, 621-628 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Garcia-Moreno, I.

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, and R. Sastre, "Polymeric solid-state dye lasers: Recent developments," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 4745-4763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, R. Saster, J. J. Ehrlich, and T. S. Taylor, "Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 461-472 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gareia-Moreno, I.

M. Alvarez, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Costela, I. Gareia-Moreno, M. Liras, and R. Sastre, "Laser emission from mixtures of dipyrromethene dyes in liquid solution and in solid polymeric matrics," Opt. Commun. 267, 469-479 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Giffin, S. M.

Gorman, A. A.

Hamblett, I.

Han, K. L.

L. C. Zhou, J. Y. Liu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. J. Peng, and K. L. Han, "The ultrafast dynamics of near -infrared heptamethine cyanine dye in alcoholic and aprotic solvents," Chem. Phys. 333, 179-185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Haskell, T. G.

Hu, W.

James, R. O.

Jiang, Z.

Kazes, M.

King, T. A.

Klimek, E.

A. Mandl, A. Zavriyev, and E. Klimek, "Energy scaling and beam quality studies of a zigzag solid-state plastic dye laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1723-1726 (1996).
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Kristensen, A.

Kytin, V. G.

I. G. Kytina, V. G. Kytin, and K. Lips, "High power polymer dye laser with improved stability," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 4902-4904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kytina, I. G.

I. G. Kytina, V. G. Kytin, and K. Lips, "High power polymer dye laser with improved stability," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 4902-4904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lemmer, U.

Li, C.

Lips, K.

I. G. Kytina, V. G. Kytin, and K. Lips, "High power polymer dye laser with improved stability," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 4902-4904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Liras, M.

M. Alvarez, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Costela, I. Gareia-Moreno, M. Liras, and R. Sastre, "Laser emission from mixtures of dipyrromethene dyes in liquid solution and in solid polymeric matrics," Opt. Commun. 267, 469-479 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J. Y.

L. C. Zhou, J. Y. Liu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. J. Peng, and K. L. Han, "The ultrafast dynamics of near -infrared heptamethine cyanine dye in alcoholic and aprotic solvents," Chem. Phys. 333, 179-185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mandl, A.

A. Mandl, A. Zavriyev, and E. Klimek, "Energy scaling and beam quality studies of a zigzag solid-state plastic dye laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1723-1726 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Manenkov, A. A.

Maslyukov, A. P.

Matyushin, G. A.

McKinnie, I. T.

Mironov, A.

Nechitailo, V. S.

Nilsson, D.

Peng, X. J.

L. C. Zhou, J. Y. Liu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. J. Peng, and K. L. Han, "The ultrafast dynamics of near -infrared heptamethine cyanine dye in alcoholic and aprotic solvents," Chem. Phys. 333, 179-185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Popov, S.

Prokhorov, A. M.

Qian, G.

Y. Yang, M. Wang, G. Qian, Z. Wang, and X. Fan, "Laser properties and photostabilities of laser dyes doped in ORMOSILs," Opt. Mater. 24, 621-628 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Rahn, M. D.

Ramalingam, A.

G. Somasundaram and A. Ramalingam, "Gain studies of Coumarin 1 dye-doped polymer laser," J. Lumin. 90, 1-5 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Reisfeld, R.

T. Saraidarov, R. Reisfeld, M. Kazes, and U. Banin, "Blue laser dye spectroscopic properties in solgel inorganic-organic hybrid films," Opt. Lett. 31, 356-358 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Yariv, S. Schultheiss, T. Saraidarov, and R. Reisfeld, "Efficiency and photostability of dye-doped solid -state lasers in different hosts," Opt. Mater. 16, 29-38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Saraidarov, T.

T. Saraidarov, R. Reisfeld, M. Kazes, and U. Banin, "Blue laser dye spectroscopic properties in solgel inorganic-organic hybrid films," Opt. Lett. 31, 356-358 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Yariv, S. Schultheiss, T. Saraidarov, and R. Reisfeld, "Efficiency and photostability of dye-doped solid -state lasers in different hosts," Opt. Mater. 16, 29-38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Saster, R.

F. J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, R. Saster, J. J. Ehrlich, and T. S. Taylor, "Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 461-472 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sastre, R.

M. Alvarez, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Costela, I. Gareia-Moreno, M. Liras, and R. Sastre, "Laser emission from mixtures of dipyrromethene dyes in liquid solution and in solid polymeric matrics," Opt. Commun. 267, 469-479 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, and R. Sastre, "Polymeric solid-state dye lasers: Recent developments," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 4745-4763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Schultheiss, S.

E. Yariv, S. Schultheiss, T. Saraidarov, and R. Reisfeld, "Efficiency and photostability of dye-doped solid -state lasers in different hosts," Opt. Mater. 16, 29-38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Sharpe, J. C.

Shi, Y.

L. C. Zhou, J. Y. Liu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. J. Peng, and K. L. Han, "The ultrafast dynamics of near -infrared heptamethine cyanine dye in alcoholic and aprotic solvents," Chem. Phys. 333, 179-185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Smith, G. J.

Somasundaram, G.

G. Somasundaram and A. Ramalingam, "Gain studies of Coumarin 1 dye-doped polymer laser," J. Lumin. 90, 1-5 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, T. S.

F. J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, R. Saster, J. J. Ehrlich, and T. S. Taylor, "Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 461-472 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Thiel, E.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Wang, M.

Y. Yang, M. Wang, G. Qian, Z. Wang, and X. Fan, "Laser properties and photostabilities of laser dyes doped in ORMOSILs," Opt. Mater. 24, 621-628 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Y. Yang, M. Wang, G. Qian, Z. Wang, and X. Fan, "Laser properties and photostabilities of laser dyes doped in ORMOSILs," Opt. Mater. 24, 621-628 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Woolhouse, A. D.

Yang, Y.

Y. Yang, M. Wang, G. Qian, Z. Wang, and X. Fan, "Laser properties and photostabilities of laser dyes doped in ORMOSILs," Opt. Mater. 24, 621-628 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, E.

E. Yariv, S. Schultheiss, T. Saraidarov, and R. Reisfeld, "Efficiency and photostability of dye-doped solid -state lasers in different hosts," Opt. Mater. 16, 29-38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ye, H.

Zavriyev, A.

A. Mandl, A. Zavriyev, and E. Klimek, "Energy scaling and beam quality studies of a zigzag solid-state plastic dye laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1723-1726 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, G. J.

L. C. Zhou, J. Y. Liu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. J. Peng, and K. L. Han, "The ultrafast dynamics of near -infrared heptamethine cyanine dye in alcoholic and aprotic solvents," Chem. Phys. 333, 179-185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, F.

Zhou, L. C.

L. C. Zhou, J. Y. Liu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. J. Peng, and K. L. Han, "The ultrafast dynamics of near -infrared heptamethine cyanine dye in alcoholic and aprotic solvents," Chem. Phys. 333, 179-185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

I. G. Kytina, V. G. Kytin, and K. Lips, "High power polymer dye laser with improved stability," Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 4902-4904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chem. Phys.

L. C. Zhou, J. Y. Liu, G. J. Zhao, Y. Shi, X. J. Peng, and K. L. Han, "The ultrafast dynamics of near -infrared heptamethine cyanine dye in alcoholic and aprotic solvents," Chem. Phys. 333, 179-185 (2007).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

A. Mandl, A. Zavriyev, and E. Klimek, "Energy scaling and beam quality studies of a zigzag solid-state plastic dye laser," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1723-1726 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin.

G. Somasundaram and A. Ramalingam, "Gain studies of Coumarin 1 dye-doped polymer laser," J. Lumin. 90, 1-5 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

M. Alvarez, F. Amat-Guerri, A. Costela, I. Gareia-Moreno, M. Liras, and R. Sastre, "Laser emission from mixtures of dipyrromethene dyes in liquid solution and in solid polymeric matrics," Opt. Commun. 267, 469-479 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Mater.

E. Yariv, S. Schultheiss, T. Saraidarov, and R. Reisfeld, "Efficiency and photostability of dye-doped solid -state lasers in different hosts," Opt. Mater. 16, 29-38 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. Yang, M. Wang, G. Qian, Z. Wang, and X. Fan, "Laser properties and photostabilities of laser dyes doped in ORMOSILs," Opt. Mater. 24, 621-628 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Photon. News

F. J. Duarte, "Organic dye lasers: brief history and recent developments," Opt. Photon. News 14, 20-25 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Quantum Electron.

F. J. Duarte, A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, R. Saster, J. J. Ehrlich, and T. S. Taylor, "Dispersive solid-state dye laser oscillators," Opt. Quantum Electron. 29, 461-472 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.

A. Costela, I. Garcia-Moreno, and R. Sastre, "Polymeric solid-state dye lasers: Recent developments," Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 5, 4745-4763 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other

B. Valeur, Molecular fluorescence: principles and applications (Wiley-VCH, Boschstrasse, 2001), Chap. 3.

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Structural formulae of LDS 698

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The solid dye laser experimental setup

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Absorption and fluorescence spectra of LDS 698 in ethanol, MPMMA and MMA

Fig. 4.
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The slope efficiency of LDS 698 in MPMMA with different concentration

Fig. 5.
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The laser spectra of LDS 698 in MPMMA with different concentration

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

The output energy of LDS 698 in MPMMA as a function of the number of pump pulses with LDS 698 concentration (a)0.5, 0.75, 1×10-4mol/L and (b)1.5×10-4mol/L

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Table 1. Lasing performance of LDS 698 in MPMMA

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