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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1972
  • pp: 895–898

Repetitively Pulsed Tunable Dye Laser for High Resolution Spectroscopy

T. W. Hänsch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 895-898 (1972)

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A pulsed tunable dye laser with a bandwidth of less than 0.004 Å, repetitively pumped by a nitrogen laser, is described. An intracavity beam expanding telescope together with a diffraction grating in Littrow mount and a tilted Fabry-Perot etalon provide convenient, very reproducible wavelength tuning and good stability. Output peak powers in the kilowatt range at 5–100 nsec pulse width and repetition rates up to 100 pps can be generated from the near-ultraviolet throughout the visible spectrum.

© 1972 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 23, 1971
Published: April 1, 1972

T. W. Hänsch, "Repetitively Pulsed Tunable Dye Laser for High Resolution Spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 11, 895-898 (1972)

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