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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1988
  • pp: 126–128

Cavity-length detuning effects and stabilization of a synchronously pumped femtosecond linear dye laser

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

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 126-128 (1988)

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We report on the cavity-length detuning characteristics of a synchronously pumped femtosecond linear-resonator cw dye laser. The severe cavity-matching requirement (to within 0.2 μm) for optimum short-pulse generation is addressed by an active cavity-length stabilization scheme based on second-harmonic generation. This allows pulses ~100 fsec in duration to be maintained for periods of several hours.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 18, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988

Martin D. Dawson, Thomas F. Boggess, Arthur L. Smirl, and Dwight Maxson, "Cavity-length detuning effects and stabilization of a synchronously pumped femtosecond linear dye laser," Opt. Lett. 13, 126-128 (1988)

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