Accession Number:

ADA275114

Title:

Low-Threshold Dye Laser Pumped by Visible Laser Diodes

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL COMMAND CONTROL AND OCEAN SURVEILLANCE CENTER RDT AND E DIV SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

This paper describes work with a low-threshold dye laser pumped by visible laser diodes. A continuous-wave CW dye laser has been pumped by laser diodes for the first time. Two 10-mW visible laser diodes were polarization- combined to pump a rhodamine 700 dye jet laser. The absorbed pump threshold power was 5.6 W, and 0.28 mW of output power was produced at 758 run. The resonator was scalable and generated over 360 mW with a slope efficiency of 57 percent when pumped with a DCM dye laser at 660 nm

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE