dye layers, refrative index, temperature, laser beam
Optical pumping of dye lasers deposits heat nonuniformly in the active medium. Because the refractive index of a liquid or gas is a function of temperature, gradients are created which refract the laser beam. This effect is sometimes serious enough to quench laser action. In this paper, we evaluate the effects caused by optical pumping with a coaxial flashlamp and suggest ultraviolet absorbers and wavelength shifters as materials for minimizing the problem
Original Publication Citation
Matheson, Kenneth L. and James M. Thorne."Heating-effect minimization in dye lasers." Applied Physics Letters 35 (1979): 314-317.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Matheson, Kenneth Lee and Thorne, James M., "Heating-effect minimization in dye lasers" (1979). All Faculty Publications. 769.
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Chemistry and Biochemistry
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