A 10-kHz pulse repetition frequency dye laser, end pumped by a Nd:YLF laser, is reported. This laser was tunable from 590 to 655 nm, and up to 2.55 W of output power was obtained at the 609-nm peak tuning wavelength. By inserting an etalon into the dye laser cavity and frequency doubling using a β-barium borate crystal, we obtained up to 125 mW of 308-nm single-etalon-mode output, which shows potential for the performance of airborne measurements of tropospheric hydroxyl radical concentrations.
© 2002 Optical Society of America
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
Andrew J. S. McGonigle, Anthony J. Andrews, David W. Coutts, Geoff P. Hogan, Kristie S. Johnston, Joseph D. Moorhouse, and Colin E. Webb, "Compact 2.5-W 10-kHz Nd:YLF-Pumped Dye Laser," Appl. Opt. 41, 1714-1717 (2002)