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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 1994
  • pp: 3857–3860

Solid-state multiple-prism grating dye-laser oscillators

F. J. Duarte  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 18, pp. 3857-3860 (1994)

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Compact solid-state multiple-prism grating dye-laser oscillators are shown to yield in excess of 9% conversion efficiency at Δν ≈ 1.12 GHz and a tuning range of 47 nm.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: October 4, 1993
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 1994
Published: June 20, 1994

F. J. Duarte, "Solid-state multiple-prism grating dye-laser oscillators," Appl. Opt. 33, 3857-3860 (1994)

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