A flashlamp-pumped dye laser which gives 5-J 15-μsec pulses at 10-Hz repetition rate with 1.8% efficiency is described, the main use is for photobiological experiments. The design criteria and the performance obtained with several laser dyes are presented and discussed.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 28, 1983
Published: November 1, 1983
P. Mazzinghi, V. Rivano, and P. Burlamacchi, "High-efficiency high-energy slab dye laser for photobiological experiments," Appl. Opt. 22, 3335-3337 (1983)