A simple technique has been developed that increases the power output of a conventional flashlamp pumped dye laser by typically one order of magnitude and, for some dyes, much more. This is achieved by igniting a low-energy prepulse discharge through the flashlamp just prior to firing the main flashlamp discharge.
© 1974 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 25, 1974
Published: September 1, 1974
Michael H. Ornstein and Vernon E. Derr, "Prepulse Enhancement of Flashlamp Pumped Dye Laser," Appl. Opt. 13, 2100-2104 (1974)