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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 811–813

Passive mode locking of a cw energy-transfer dye laser operating in the infrared near 800 nm

J. A. R. Williams, P. M. W. French, J. R. Taylor, and H. Goldsmith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 811-813 (1988)

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The cw tuning range, and subsequent passive mode locking of a new argon-ion-pumped energy-transfer dye laser operating in the near IR, is reported for the first time to our knowledge. The gain medium, consisting of an energy-transfer mixture of Pyridin 1 as the donor dye and Rhodamine 800 as the acceptor dye, has been found to lase continuous waves from 742 to 823 nm. Passively mode locked with bis-4-(1-ethylquinoline) [γ-4′-(1′-ethylquinoline)] pentamethine cyanine diiodide dye, this active medium yielded sub-500-fsec pulses from 783 to 815 nm in a linear cavity, with pulses as short as 260 fsec being generated.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 25, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

J. A. R. Williams, H. Goldsmith, P. M. W. French, and J. R. Taylor, "Passive mode locking of a cw energy-transfer dye laser operating in the infrared near 800 nm," Opt. Lett. 13, 811-813 (1988)

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