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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1284–1287

Improving the pulse shape in dye laser amplifiers: a new technique

Prem Kumar and Roy S. Bondurant  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1284-1287 (1983)

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In this paper we describe a new technique to improve the performance of Nd:YAG laser-pumped dye laser amplifiers. Such amplifiers exist in many laboratories worldwide and use the commercially available Nd:YAG lasers as pump sources. The technique uses a few beam splitters and mirrors external to the Nd:YAG laser cavity. No modification to the Nd:YAG laser itself is required. Amplified pulses obtained in this way are transform-limited to within a factor of 2.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 13, 1983
Published: May 1, 1983

Prem Kumar and Roy S. Bondurant, "Improving the pulse shape in dye laser amplifiers: a new technique," Appl. Opt. 22, 1284-1287 (1983)

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