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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2007
  • pp: 1310–1315

Tunable four-pass narrow spectral bandwidth amplifier for use at ∼508 nm

Arne Schwettmann, Chris McGuffey, Savith Chauhan, K. Richard Overstreet, and James P. Shaffer  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 8, pp. 1310-1315 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.001310


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Abstract

We report the implementation of a tunable, narrow-spectral-bandwidth, pulsed, four-pass dye-laser amplifier with strongly reduced amplified spontaneous emission. We present temporal pulse profiles, pulse spectra, and gain measurements of the amplifier output for the case of Coumarin 307 dye as the gain medium, seeded at wavelengths of 508  nm and pumped at 355   nm .

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

History
Original Manuscript: August 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2006
Published: February 20, 2007

Citation
Arne Schwettmann, Chris McGuffey, Savith Chauhan, K. Richard Overstreet, and James P. Shaffer, "Tunable four-pass narrow spectral bandwidth amplifier for use at ∼508 nm," Appl. Opt. 46, 1310-1315 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-8-1310


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