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Applied Physics B

, 124:188 | Cite as

Highly efficient tunable pulsed dye laser longitudinally pumped by green diodes

  • O. Burdukova
  • V. Petukhov
  • M. Semenov
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Abstract

We report a highly efficient, compact low-cost tunable dye laser pumped directly by green laser diodes. A tunable dye laser quasi-longitudinally pumped by two multimode InGaN diodes (520 nm), was implemented in a 200 ns pulsed mode with a 2 Hz repetition frequency. The lasing threshold energies were found to be 0.23–0.37 \(\upmu \hbox {J}\) using an output mirror with 13% transmission. The best efficiency at the lasing maximum for Pyrromethene 567 exceeded 25% when the slope efficiency in broadband cavity configuration was 43% at an absorbed pump energy of \(0.75\,\upmu \hbox {J}\). The laser overlapped a wide spectral region of 145 nm (from 537 to 682 nm) with a linewidth of 1 nm. This indicates that green diodes can be used as an effective pump source for tunable dye lasers. Such lasers will be useful for spectroscopy, medicine and other fields due to their compactness and low cost.

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Acknowledgements

The work was supported by the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Advanced Problems in Photonics, Sounding of Inhomogeneous Media and Materials program). The authors thank Mikhail Gorbunkov for his helpful discussions and Modest Koldunov for his technical support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Quantum RadiophysicsP.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS)MoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute for Bionic Technologies and EngineeringI.M. Sechenov First Moscow StateMedical UniversityMoscowRussia

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