Applied Physics B

, Volume 86, Issue 3, pp 537–545 | Cite as

Photophysical characterization of pyrromethene 597 laser dye in silicon-containing organic matrices

  • T. Susdorf
  • D. del Agua
  • A. Tyagi
  • A. PenzkoferEmail author
  • O. García
  • R. Sastre
  • A. Costela
  • I. García-Moreno


Samples of dipyrromethene-BF2 dye PM597 incorporated in copolymers of 3-(trimethoxysilyl)propyl methacrylate (TMSPMA) with methyl methacrylate (MMA) and 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA), and in terpolymers of MMA, HEMA and TMSPMA are characterized. The absorption cross-section spectra, stimulated emission cross-section spectra, and the excited-state absorption cross-section at 527 nm are determined. The fluorescence quantum distributions and fluorescence lifetimes are measured. The photo-degradation is studied under cw laser excitation conditions and quantum yields of photo-degradation are extracted. PM597 solid state samples are compared with PM597 in liquid ethyl acetate solution. The fluorescence quantum yield of PM597 is higher in doped samples (around 70%) compared to PM597 in ethyl acetate (43%). The excited-state absorption cross-section was found to be negligibly small. The photo-stability is considerably larger in the polymeric samples compared to the liquid solutions.


Ethyl Acetate Quantum Yield HEMA Propyl Methacrylate Ethyl Acetate Solution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Susdorf
    • 1
  • D. del Agua
    • 1
  • A. Tyagi
    • 1
  • A. Penzkofer
    • 1
    Email author
  • O. García
    • 2
  • R. Sastre
    • 2
  • A. Costela
    • 3
  • I. García-Moreno
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut II – Experimentelle und Angewandte PhysikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, CSICMadridSpain
  3. 3.Instituto de Química Física “Rocasolano”, CSICMadridSpain

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