Rhodamine 6G-doped inorganic/organic gels for laser and sensor applications

Anna B. Wojcik, Lisa C. Klein, Shinzo Muto

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Rhodamine 6G-doped hybrid gels were prepared by a sol-gel route. The inorganic component tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) and the organic component glycerol propoxy triacrylate (GPTA) were simultaneously polymerized to create interpenetrating silica-GPTA networks. Crack-free, transparent dried gels in the shape of rods and fibers were obtained. Lasing properties of the hybrid rod-shaped monoliths were determined as a function of rhodamine concentration. In addition, gels in the shape of fibers were evaluated as fiber lasers for detecting ammonia vapor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-399
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Oct 13 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventSol-Gel Optics III 1994 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 24 1994Jul 29 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Doping
  • Inorganic/organic hybrid materials
  • Laser dyes
  • Rhodamine 6G
  • Silica/GPTA
  • Sol-gel process
  • Solid dye lasers


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