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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 27 — Dec. 19, 2011
  • pp: 26382–26393

High-power solid-state cw dye laser

R. Bornemann, E. Thiel, and P. Haring Bolívar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 27, pp. 26382-26393 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.026382


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Abstract

In the present paper we describe a high-power tunable solid-state dye laser setup that offers peak output power up to 800 mW around 575 nm with excellent long-time power stability and low noise level. The spectral width of the laser emission is less than 3 GHz and can be tuned over more than 30 nm. A nearly circular mode profile is achieved with an M2 better than 1.4. The device can be integrated in a compact housing (dimensions are 60 × 40 × 20 cm3). The limitation of long-time power stability is mainly given by photo decomposition of organic dye molecules. These processes are analyzed in detail via spatially resolved micro-imaging and spectroscopic studies.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2050) Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2011
Published: December 9, 2011

Citation
R. Bornemann, E. Thiel, and P. Haring Bolívar, "High-power solid-state cw dye laser," Opt. Express 19, 26382-26393 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-27-26382


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