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Detection of Random Laser Action from Silica Xerogel Matrices Containing Rhodamine 610 Dye and Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles

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The synthesis, structural characterization, and amplified spontaneous emission spectroscopy of dye-scattering particles in inorganic medium based on Rhodamine 610-TiO2 nanoparticles confined in silica xerogel matrix have been reported. Optimum concentrations have been determined depending on the normal fluorescence spectra for laser dye, in order to provide amplification, and TiO2 nanoparticals as scatter center. Random Laser has been studied under second harmonic Nd: YAG laser excitation. At the optimum concentrations, the results show that the values of bandwidth at full width half-maximum (FWHM) and the threshold energy are about 11 nm and 3 mJ respectively. The scattered and amplified probe light has been collected on a PC-interfaced CCD camera system.

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F. Al-Maliki, "Detection of Random Laser Action from Silica Xerogel Matrices Containing Rhodamine 610 Dye and Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles," Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 110-115. doi: 10.4236/ampc.2012.23018.

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