Organic dye-doped polymer optical fiber lasers

Ken Kuriki, Takeyuki Kobayashi, Nana Imai, Toshihiko Tamura, Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshi Okamoto

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We report on the lasing action of the graded-index polymer optical fibers containing dyes, such as Rhodamine B, Rhodamine 6G, Perylene orange and Pyrromethene 567. These dyes have been incorporated into poly(methyl methacrylate-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate). These fibers were transversely pumped at 532 nm with a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd-YAG laser. Slope efficiency of 24% and output of 1.2 mJ were obtained with a Rhodamine 6G-doped fiber. Lifetime of 200,000 pulses at 10 Hz was achieved with a Rhodamine B-doped fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-616
Number of pages5
JournalPolymers for Advanced Technologies
Issue number8-12
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics


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