We have compressed the output of a synchronously pumped cavity-dumped dye laser with a fiber–prism pulse compressor. The prism pair consisted of two dense flint glass prisms, which were used at a grazing exit angle to increase the dispersive power. We present the results of several experiments in which we have demonstrated 85% throughput, high compression ratios, and compressed pulses as short as 50 fsec.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 15, 1986
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 1987
Published: June 1, 1987
J. D. Kafka and T. Baer, "Prism-pair dispersive delay lines in optical pulse compression," Opt. Lett. 12, 401-403 (1987)