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Laser Chemistry
Volume 16, Issue 2, Pages 109-120

Photophysical Properties and Energy Transfer Dye Laser Characteristics of 7-Diethylamino-3-Heteroaryl Coumarin in Solution

1Institute fur Physikalische Chemie, Universität Wien, Währingerstrasse 42, Vienna A 1090, Austria
2Physics Section, U.D.C.T., Matunga, Bombay 400 019, India

Received 13 September 1994

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Photophysical properties and Energy transfer Dye Laser (ETDL) characteristics of a new dye: 7-DiethylAmino Coumarin with a Heteroaryl substitution in the 3-position (DACH), are presented. The suitability of DACH as a laser dye has been verified on the basis of the absorption and fluorescence characteristics in aprotic solvents. The dye laser characteristics of the dye pumped by the available nitrogen laser have been successfully investigated in dimethylsulfoxide by energy transfer dye laser mechanism, using coumarin 1 as a donor dye. DACH has been found to lase in the blue-green region of the visible spectrum. The experimental and theoretical values of energy transfer rate constant (kET) and the critical transfer distance (R0) have been calculated in two different solvents to determine the nature of energy transfer. The results indicate the dominance of resonance transfer in this ETDL.