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13 October 1994 Rhodamine 6G-doped inorganic/organic gels for laser and sensor applications
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Rhodamine 6G-doped hybrid gels were prepared by a sol-gel route. The inorganic component tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and the organic component glycerol propoxy triacrylate (GPTA) were simultaneously polymerized to create interpenetrating silica-GPTA networks. Crack-free, transparent dried gels in the shape of rods and fibers were obtained. Lasing properties of the hybrid rod-shaped monoliths were determined as a function of rhodamine concentration. In addition, gels in the shape of fibers were evaluated as fiber lasers for detecting ammonia vapor.
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Anna B. Wojcik, Lisa C. Klein, and Shinzo Muto "Rhodamine 6G-doped inorganic/organic gels for laser and sensor applications", Proc. SPIE 2288, Sol-Gel Optics III, (13 October 1994);

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