Advantages of pressure scanning over other methods of tuning the wavelength of dye lasers are discussed. The construction of a pressure scanned high resolution dye laser is described. The laser has a scan range of more than 40 cm−1 in its intermediate resolution mode, an improvement on the order of a hundredfold over previous methods of tuning. Preliminary tests have indicated a scan range of 4 cm−1 in the high resolution mode. As a demonstration of its applicability and versatility, the laser was used to resolve the ground state splitting of the chromium isotopes in ruby.
© 1974 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 6, 1974
Published: September 1, 1974
R. Flach, I. S. Shahin, and W. M. Yen, "Application of Pressure Scanning to the Tuning of a High Resolution Dye Laser," Appl. Opt. 13, 2095-2099 (1974)