Red edge photophysics of ethanolic rhodamine 101 and the observation of laser cooling in the condensed phase

J. L. Clark, P. F. Miller, G. Rumbles

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Abstract

Laser cooling in fluid solutions of the laser dye rhodamine 101 in acidified ethanol has been observed when the molecule is excited into the low-energy tail of the absorption spectrum, at energies in the region 585-1593 cm-1 lower in energy than the 0-0 band origin at 590 nm. The most efficient cooling is achieved when the laser is tuned to 615 nm when a net cooling power of 0.37 mW per 100 mW of pumping power is observed. In this paper, details leading up to this unique observation are documented: in particular, the quantum efficiencies in highly concentrated solutions and the characterization of anti-Stokes fluorescence as a nonintrusive temperature sensor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4428-4437
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry A
Volume102
Issue number24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 11 1998

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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