Applied Physics B

, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 163–165

Efficient distributed feedback solid state dye laser with a dynamic grating

  • W.J. Wadsworth
  • I.T. McKinnie
  • A.D. Woolhouse
  • T.G. Haskell
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DOI: 10.1007/s003400050791

Cite this article as:
Wadsworth, W., McKinnie, I., Woolhouse, A. et al. Appl Phys B (1999) 69: 163. doi:10.1007/s003400050791

Abstract.

We present the first operation of a distributed feedback solid state dye laser with a dynamic, pump-induced grating. Broadly tunable, narrow band operation in the region of 616 nm (604–649 nm) has been demonstrated with perylene red laser dye doped in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA), when pumped with a frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser. Conversion efficiencies of 20%, corresponding to 35% optical-to-optical efficiency, have been measured. The laser bandwidth was between 0.01 and 0.04 nm, and smooth tuning over more than 200 GHz has been demonstrated.

PACS: 42.55.Mv; 42.55.Rz; 42.60.By 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W.J. Wadsworth
    • 1
  • I.T. McKinnie
    • 1
  • A.D. Woolhouse
    • 2
  • T.G. Haskell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand (Fax: +64-3/479-0964, E-mail: mckinnie@physics.otago.ac.nz)NZ
  2. 2.Industrial Research Ltd., Gracefield Research Centre, Lower Hutt, New ZealandNZ