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Stable doped hybrid sol-gel materials for solid-state dye laser

Abstract : Laser effects have been obtained with dye-doped hybrid xerogel samples prepared several years ago and stored in different "classical" conditions. Firstly, using the same configuration of the laser cavity as was used 4-5 years ago, we have obtained almost identical laser performances, and slope conversion efficiencies were measured up to 80% and operational lifetimes, with 1-mJ initial output energy and 10-Hz repetition rate of several hundred thousand pulses obtained. Secondly, we have introduced the new pyrromethene 605 dye into a hybrid xerogel matrix and obtained good laser performances similar to the rest of the pyrromethene family
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Tran Hong Nhung, Michael Canva, Truon Thi Anh Dao, Frédéric Chaput, Alain Brun, et al.. Stable doped hybrid sol-gel materials for solid-state dye laser. Applied optics, Optical Society of America, 2003, 42 (12), pp.2213-2218. ⟨hal-00664956⟩

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