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Issue 21, 2003
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Polymeric solid-state dye lasers: Recent developments

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An up-to-date overview of the results obtained by our group on the development of polymeric solid-state dye lasers based on dipyrromethene·BF2 complexes is presented. It is shown that appropriate chemical modifications in the dye molecules can yield dyes that lase efficiently and with remarkable photostability when properly incorporated into adequate polymeric matrices. Our results compare favourably with those reported by other authors with the dyes incorporated into organic materials and open the way to the development of solid-state dye lasers competitive with their liquid counterparts.

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The article was received on 07 Jul 2003, accepted on 12 Sep 2003 and first published on 02 Oct 2003

Article type: Invited Article
DOI: 10.1039/B307700B
Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003,5, 4745-4763
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    Polymeric solid-state dye lasers: Recent developments

    A. Costela, I. García-Moreno and R. Sastre, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2003, 5, 4745
    DOI: 10.1039/B307700B

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