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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1987
  • pp: 254–256

Femtosecond synchronously pumped Pyridine dye lasers

Martin D. Dawson, Thomas F. Boggess, and Arthur L. Smirl  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 254-256 (1987)

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Optical pulses as short as 103 fsec at 695 nm and 263 fsec at 733 nm have been generated in synchronously pumped hybrid Pyridine 1 and Pyridine 2 cw dye lasers, respectively, both using the saturable absorber 1,1′-diethyl-2,2′-dicarbocyanine iodide (DDI). These results combine with other data from the same linear cavity to give direct femtosecond generation over the spectral range 560–840 nm.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 17, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: December 30, 1986
Published: April 1, 1987

Martin D. Dawson, Arthur L. Smirl, and Thomas F. Boggess, "Femtosecond synchronously pumped Pyridine dye lasers," Opt. Lett. 12, 254-256 (1987)

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