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Title: Environment effects on the lasing photostability of Rhodamine 6G incorporated into organic-inorganic hybrid materials
Authors: Costela, A.; García-Moreno, Inmaculada; Gómez, C.; García Ballesteros, Olga; Sastre, Roberto
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Applied Physics B 78 : 629–634 (2004)
Abstract: The effect on the lasing photostability of Rhodamine 6G (Rh6G), and the rigidity of a hybrid inorganicorganic matrix by controlled addition of di-, tri- and tetrafunctionalized alkoxides has been evaluated. The dye was incorporated into hybrid matrices of (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) (HEMA) or vol/vol copolymers of methyl methacrylate (MMA) and HEMA with different weight proportions of polycondensated dimethyldiethoxysilane (DEOS), methyltriethoxysilane (TRIEOS), and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS). The laser samples were transversaly pumped at 534 nm at 5.5mJ/pulse and up to a 10 Hz repetition rate. The dependence of the laser photostability on organic-inorganic composition, pH of the medium, and thermal treatment of the samples was studied. Good stability, with a drop of the initial laser output of only 13% after 10 000 pump pulses at 10 Hz in a thermally postcured (HEMA-15 wt%TRIEOS) matrix was obtained. Careful control of the synthesis process is required to reach the necessary photostability for a solid-state dye laser based on hybrid matrices to become competitive with liquid dye lasers
Publisher version (URL): http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00340-004-1418-5
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/60072
ISSN: 0946-2171
DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1418-5
E-ISSN: 1432-0649
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