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Title: Composition and method of preparation of solid state dye laser rods

Abstract

The present invention includes solid polymeric-host laser rods prepared using bulk polymerization of acrylic acid ester comonomers which, when admixed with dye(s) capable of supporting laser oscillation and polymerized with a free radical initiator under mild thermal conditions, produce a solid product having the preferred properties for efficient lasing. Unsaturated polymerizable laser dyes can also be employed as one of the comonomers. Additionally, a method is disclosed which alleviates induced optical stress without having to anneal the polymers at elevated temperatures (>85.degree. C.).

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868419
Patent Number(s):
5136005
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
C - CHEMISTRY C08 - ORGANIC MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS C08F - MACROMOLECULAR COMPOUNDS OBTAINED BY REACTIONS ONLY INVOLVING CARBON-TO-CARBON UNSATURATED BONDS
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
composition; method; preparation; solid; dye; laser; rods; polymeric-host; prepared; bulk; polymerization; acrylic; acid; ester; comonomers; admixed; capable; supporting; oscillation; polymerized; free; radical; initiator; mild; thermal; conditions; produce; product; preferred; properties; efficient; lasing; unsaturated; polymerizable; dyes; employed; additionally; disclosed; alleviates; induced; optical; stress; anneal; polymers; elevated; temperatures; 85; degree; acid ester; optical stress; free radical; laser rod; dye laser; elevated temperatures; elevated temperature; solid polymer; solid product; laser dyes; radical initiator; unsaturated polymerizable; thermal conditions; acrylic acid; laser rods; laser dye; laser oscillation; /526/8/

Citation Formats

Hermes, Robert E. Composition and method of preparation of solid state dye laser rods. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Hermes, Robert E. Composition and method of preparation of solid state dye laser rods. United States.
Hermes, Robert E. Wed . "Composition and method of preparation of solid state dye laser rods". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868419.
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title = {Composition and method of preparation of solid state dye laser rods},
author = {Hermes, Robert E},
abstractNote = {The present invention includes solid polymeric-host laser rods prepared using bulk polymerization of acrylic acid ester comonomers which, when admixed with dye(s) capable of supporting laser oscillation and polymerized with a free radical initiator under mild thermal conditions, produce a solid product having the preferred properties for efficient lasing. Unsaturated polymerizable laser dyes can also be employed as one of the comonomers. Additionally, a method is disclosed which alleviates induced optical stress without having to anneal the polymers at elevated temperatures (>85.degree. C.).},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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