Abstract

We report the performance of two new laser dyes, Pyrromethene 580 and 597, in a 10-Hz, Nd:YAG-pumped dye-laser system. These dyes demonstrate broader and more efficient tuning curves compared with those of Rhodamine 590 and 610. Pyrromethene 580 and 597 provide peak conversion efficiencies of 38% at 552 nm and 32% at 571 nm, respectively. Moreover, these new dyes provide conversion efficiencies of 31% near 572.5 nm, a wavelength used for fluorescence studies of NO. This enhanced efficiency should improve the signal-to-noise ratio in linear fluorescence [NO] measurements.

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1994

R. E. Hermes, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 2115, 178 (1994).

J. R. Reisel, N. M. Laurendeau, Combust. Sci. Technol. 98, 137 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877 (1993).
[CrossRef]

S. C. Guggenheimer, J. H. Boyer, K. Thangaraj, M. Shah, M.-L. Soong, T. G. Pavlopoulos, Appl. Opt. 32, 3942 (1993).
[PubMed]

J. H. Boyer, A. M. Haag, G. Sathyamoorthi, M.-L. Soong, K. Thangaraj, Heteroatom. Chem. 4, 39 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. P. O’Neil, Opt. Lett. 18, 37 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1992

J. R. Reisel, C. D. Carter, N. M. Laurendeau, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 47, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991

Allik, T. H.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Boyer, J. H.

Carter, C. D.

J. R. Reisel, C. D. Carter, N. M. Laurendeau, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 47, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Chandra, S.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Enright, M.

M. Enright, Spectra-Physics Lasers–OEM, Mountain View, Calif. (personal communication, 1994).

Guggenheimer, S. C.

Haag, A.

Haag, A. M.

J. H. Boyer, A. M. Haag, G. Sathyamoorthi, M.-L. Soong, K. Thangaraj, Heteroatom. Chem. 4, 39 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hermes, R. E.

R. E. Hermes, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 2115, 178 (1994).

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Hutchinson, J. A.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Laurendeau, N. M.

J. R. Reisel, N. M. Laurendeau, Combust. Sci. Technol. 98, 137 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Reisel, C. D. Carter, N. M. Laurendeau, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 47, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef]

O’Neil, M. P.

Pavlopoulos, T. G.

Reisel, J. R.

J. R. Reisel, N. M. Laurendeau, Combust. Sci. Technol. 98, 137 (1994).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Reisel, C. D. Carter, N. M. Laurendeau, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 47, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Sathyamoorthi, G.

J. H. Boyer, A. M. Haag, G. Sathyamoorthi, M.-L. Soong, K. Thangaraj, Heteroatom. Chem. 4, 39 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Shah, M.

Soong, M.-L.

Thangaraj, K.

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. E. Hermes, T. H. Allik, S. Chandra, J. A. Hutchinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 877 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Combust. Sci. Technol.

J. R. Reisel, N. M. Laurendeau, Combust. Sci. Technol. 98, 137 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Heteroatom. Chem.

J. H. Boyer, A. M. Haag, G. Sathyamoorthi, M.-L. Soong, K. Thangaraj, Heteroatom. Chem. 4, 39 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer

J. R. Reisel, C. D. Carter, N. M. Laurendeau, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 47, 43 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.

R. E. Hermes, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 2115, 178 (1994).

Other

M. Enright, Spectra-Physics Lasers–OEM, Mountain View, Calif. (personal communication, 1994).

Tuning curves for R-590 and R-610 were taken with permission from the PDL-3 manual, Spectra-Physics Lasers, Mountain View, Calif.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Chemical structures for PM-580 and PM-597.

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Fig. 2

Spectral tuning curves for PM-580 and R-590.8

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Fig. 3

Spectral tuning curves for PM-597 and R-610.8

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Fig. 4

Spectral tuning curves for PM-580, PM-597, and a combination of PM-580 in the oscillator and PM-597 in the amplifier.

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