We have constructed a cavity-dumped dye laser optimized for use with kHz repetition rate ultrafast lasers for performing experiments on atomic and molecular systems. The dye laser is inexpensive, robust, and requires little pump energy, making it ideal for experiments requiring multiple excitations for state preparation.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 17, 2001
Revised Manuscript: December 20, 2001
Published: March 20, 2002
Douglass Schumacher, Owen Marshall, Joshua Holt, Michael L. Bajema, Robert van Leeuwen, and Thomas F. Gallagher, "kHz dye laser for use with ultrafast laser systems," Appl. Opt. 41, 1722-1724 (2002)