J. Phys. IV France
Volume 04, Numéro C4, Avril 1994
3rd International Conference Laser M2P
Page(s) C4-281 - C4-284
3rd International Conference Laser M2P

J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C4-281-C4-284

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:1994469

Wave-guided sol-gel glass lasers


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 91904 Jerusalem, Israel

Planar waveguides are obtained by deposition of sol-gel precursors with a variety of laser dyes on glass or quartz plates at low temperature. The laser radiation is emitted in the film or the support, depending on the difference between the refractive indices of the two media. Tunable laser emission was observed in the visible spectral range in films doped by perylimide, oxazine, xantene, cyanine and merocyanine dyes. Efficient laser amplifiers can be constructed.

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