1 November 1990 Sol-gel glass solid-state lasers doped with organic molecules
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Abstract
When doped with organic dye laser molecules, porous sol-gel prepared silica constitutes a solid state dye laser medium. In this study such media have been shown to exhibit laser action using: (a) a krypton fluoride, 249nm, laser pump producing nano-second laser pulses and, (b) a coumarin 504 (507nm) pump producing microsecond laser pulses. The lasing thresholds were measured as 140kW/mm3 and 1.8kW/mm3 respectively, with lifetimes of 10-20 and 50-100 shots respectively.
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Colin Whitehurst, Daniel J. Shaw, Terence A. King, "Sol-gel glass solid-state lasers doped with organic molecules", Proc. SPIE 1328, Sol-Gel Optics, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22558; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.22558
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