The general structure of pyrromethene dyes, abbreviated with "P". For instance, for P500 R1=R2=CH3.[1]

Pyrromethene is a dye used in solid-state dye lasers.[2][3] As a structural motif it is similar to the naturally occurring tetrapyrrole class of compounds.

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  1. ^ Fuxi Gan (Ed.), Lei Xu (Ed.): Photonic Glasses. World Scientific Pub Co. 2006; ISBN 978-981-256-820-5, p. 263
  2. ^ Yariv, E; Reisfeld, R (1999). "Laser properties of pyrromethene dyes in sol–gel glasses". Optical Materials. 13 (1): 49–54. Bibcode:1999OptMa..13...49Y. doi:10.1016/S0925-3467(99)00010-5.
  3. ^ López Arbeloa, F.; Bañuelos, J.; Martínez, V.; Arbeloa, T.; López Arbeloa, I. (2005). "Structural, photophysical and lasing properties of pyrromethene dyes". International Reviews in Physical Chemistry. 24 (2): 339. Bibcode:2005IRPC...24..339A. doi:10.1080/01442350500270551.