Stable synchronous pumping of a Rh6G–DODCI femtosecond dye laser by a frequency-doubled continuously mode-locked Nd:YAG laser is achieved. A group-velocity-compensated linear cavity terminates in an antiresonant ring containing a saturable absorber. Critical variations of pulse characteristics with cavity-length detuning are avoided by an active stabilization of the cavity length. As the error signal, we use the variation of the dye-laser’s central wavelength with the cavity mismatch.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 27, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 1986
Published: October 1, 1986
J. Chesnoy and L. Fini, "Stabilization of a femtosecond dye laser synchronously pumped by a frequency-doubled mode-locked YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 11, 635-637 (1986)