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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 150–154

Single-shot spectral measurements and mode correlations in a multimode pulsed dye laser

L. A. Westling, M. G. Raymer, and J. J. Snyder  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 150-154 (1984)

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Statistical cross correlations between mode intensities in individual pulses from a multimode dye laser have been studied by using a Fizeau interferometer and a high-resolution linear photodiode array. We find that positive intensity cross correlations develop between modes separated by certain characteristic frequencies. This appears to be a result of spatial hole burning in the standing-wave cavity. The gain competition between certain modes is minimized because of the spatial inhomogeneity of the mode intensity distributions in the gain medium.

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L. A. Westling, M. G. Raymer, and J. J. Snyder, "Single-shot spectral measurements and mode correlations in a multimode pulsed dye laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 1, 150-154 (1984)

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