We present a simple method for multiplying the pulse repetition frequency of a given cw mode-locked laser. We report, in particular, the doubling and tripling of the c/2L frequency of a synchronously pumped mode-locked dye laser. This technique should prove useful for a variety of ultrashort pulse applications including high repetition rate optical pulse amplification studies, electronic and optical material characterization, optical chaos experiments, and impulsively driven spectroscopy.
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Duncan L. MacFarlane, Kirk J. Strozewski, and Jim A. Tatum, "Mode-locked laser pulse train repetition frequency multiplication: the optical rattler," Appl. Opt. 30, 1042-1047 (1991)