High-efficiency organic dye-doped polymer optical fiber lasers

Ken Kuriki, Takeyuki Kobayashi, Nana Imai, Toshihiko Tamura, Susumu Nishihara, Yukihisa Nishizawa, Akihiro Tagaya, Yasuhiro Koike, Yoshi Okamoto

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Abstract

A graded-index polymer optical fiber containing rhodamine 6G in poly(methyl methacrylate-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) has been fabricated. Lasing behavior of the fiber was observed by pumping with a frequency-doubled Q-switched Nd: yttrium–aluminum–garnet laser. A slope efficiency of 43% and a lifetime of 110 000 shots at a repetition rate of 10 Hz have been observed. With a 1.5 mJ pump energy, an output energy of 640 μJ was produced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 17

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Kuriki, K., Kobayashi, T., Imai, N., Tamura, T., Nishihara, S., Nishizawa, Y., Tagaya, A., Koike, Y., & Okamoto, Y. (2000). High-efficiency organic dye-doped polymer optical fiber lasers. Applied Physics Letters, 77(3), 331-333. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.126967