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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 1391–1394

Narrow linewidth, high prf copper laser-pumped dye-laser oscillators

F. J. Duarte and James A. Piper  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 9, pp. 1391-1394 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.001391


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Abstract

Design and operating characteristics are reported for high prf copper laser-pumped rhodamine 590 dye-laser oscillators using simple Littrow-mounted or grazing-incidence grating cavities incorporating double-prism beam expanders. Conversion efficiencies from the 2-W, λ510.6-nm pump beam at the λ575-nm peak of the dye tuning band are 4–5% for linewidths in the subgigahertz range down to 650 MHz at a pulse repetition frequency of 8 kHz. Background amplified spontaneous emission intensity is low, typically 1% of tunable laser intensity for the Littrow-grating cavity and only 0.1% for the grazing-incidence grating cavity.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 14, 1983
Published: May 1, 1984

Citation
F. J. Duarte and James A. Piper, "Narrow linewidth, high prf copper laser-pumped dye-laser oscillators," Appl. Opt. 23, 1391-1394 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-9-1391

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