Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 325–347 | Cite as

Theoretical analysis of S1-state lifetime measurements of dyes with picosecond laser pulses

  • A. Penzkofer
  • W. Blau
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Abstract

Various methods for the determination of the S1-state lifetime of dye solutions (laser dyes and modelocking dyes) are analysed. A general model of interaction of laser light with dye molecules is presented and reduced to a dye energy level scheme of six levels. Fluorescence emission, light amplification and absorption recovery techniques are investigated theoretically and their limitations revealed. The determination of the S1-state lifetime of saturable absorbers by single picosecond pulse bleaching experiments is very thoroughly discussed. The influence of various laser and dye parameters on the bleaching experiments are analysed numerically. The results are compared with isotropic steady state two- and three-level dye models.

Keywords

Laser Pulse Energy Level Fluorescence Emission Laser Light Level Scheme 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Penzkofer
    • 1
  • W. Blau
    • 1
  1. 1.Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II - PhysikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany

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