1 June 1994 Continuous-wave visible diode-pumped dye laser
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Proceedings Volume 2115, Visible and UV Lasers; (1994) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.172738
Event: OE/LASE '94, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
We describe experimental results of cw laser operation using a red (670 nm) laser diode pumping two near-infrared dyes (Rd-800 and Rd-700). Red diode lasers operating with 300 mW cw power were characterized, paying particular attention to beam quality. Collimating optics and a highly astigmatic focusing system were designed and demonstrated, producing an approximately 50 micrometers diameter focal spot, resulting in over 15 kW/cm2 pump intensity (per diode). The resulting diode/optical system was used to pump a commercial Coherent Model 599 cw dye laser utilizing a flowing dye jet.
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David P. Benfey, R. E. Boyd, David C. Brown, J. C. Watkins, William J. Kessler, Steven J. Davis, Charles E. Otis, Lesley A. Pedulla, "Continuous-wave visible diode-pumped dye laser", Proc. SPIE 2115, Visible and UV Lasers, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172738; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.172738
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