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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1986
  • pp: 24–26

1.3-μ subpicosecond pulses from a dye laser pumped by compressed Nd:YAG-laser pulses

P. Beaud, B. Zysset, A. P. Schwarzenbach, and H. P. Weber  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 24-26 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.11.000024


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Abstract

Tunable dye-laser pulses of 300 fsec have been generated by synchronously pumping with pulses of a mode-locked Nd:YAG laser compressed to 5 psec. The tuning range lies between 1.25 and 1.35 μm. Conventional pumping with 100-psec pulses results in dye-laser pulses of 3-psec duration. The two pumping schemes are compared, and it is found that the mode-locking stability is greatly improved when the short pump pulses are employed.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: October 24, 1985
Published: January 1, 1986

Citation
P. Beaud, B. Zysset, A. P. Schwarzenbach, and H. P. Weber, "1.3-μ subpicosecond pulses from a dye laser pumped by compressed Nd:YAG-laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 11, 24-26 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-11-1-24

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