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Tunable dye laser

  1. Jan 5, 2006 #1
    could someone also simply explain what that is? it doesn't have anything to do with a dye, right?
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  3. Jan 5, 2006 #2

    Doc Al

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    Many organic dyes (yes, real dyes) have broad fluorescence bands. The
    tunable dye laser allows you to excite the dye (with a pump laser) and then tune the laser output to the particular wavelength needed. I used one decades ago in doing some atomic beam experiments (the dye used was rhodamine G, if I recall).

    Here's a readable tutorial for more details: http://repairfaq.ece.drexel.edu/sam/CORD/leot/course03_mod10/mod03-10.html
  4. Jan 6, 2006 #3
    thank you very much!!!
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