Solid-state dye laser with modified poly(methyl methacrylate)-doped active elements

A. Maslyukov, S. Sokolov, M. Kaivola, Kaj Nyholm, S. Popov

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Laser generation with modified poly(methyl methacrylate) (MPMMA)-doped matrices with several different types of Rhodamine-based dyes was obtained. Pumping with a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd:YAG laser was used. During the experiments, high conversion efficiency was achieved. The strong nonlinear dependence of the operating lifetime and the conversion efficiency of material tested on the pump-pulse-repetition rate was observed. Possible mechanisms responsible for the conversion-efficiency drop and the useful lifetime of the material are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1516-1518
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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