We report a novel amplifier for the subpicosecond pulses output of a colliding-pulse mode-locked ring dye laser The amplifier produces >30-μJ output Pulse at 100 Hz by using three stages of amplification pumped by a short-cavity XeCl excimer laser. pulse-width broadening, spectral shape, and beam quality are discussed.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 7, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986
T. Turner, M. Chatelet, D. S. Moore, and S. C. Schmidt, "Large-gain amplifier for subpicosecond optical pulses," Opt. Lett. 11, 357-359 (1986)