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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2100–2104

Prepulse Enhancement of Flashlamp Pumped Dye Laser

Michael H. Ornstein and Vernon E. Derr  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 9, pp. 2100-2104 (1974)

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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)

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