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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1989
  • pp: 1116–1118

Widely tunable single-longitudinal-mode pulsed dye laser

T. D. Raymond, P. Esherick, and A. V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 1116-1118 (1989)

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We have developed a simple cavity-length-stabilization method appropriate for single-longitudinal-mode pulsed lasers that use grazing-incidence gratings. Our technique relies on the detection of a minute (<0.5-mrad) angular variation in the output beam direction caused by a detuning between the cavity-mode frequency and the center frequency of the grating passband. In a prototype system implementing this stabilization scheme we have generated single-longitudinal-mode scans of up to 290 cm−1.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 22, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 1989
Published: October 15, 1989

T. D. Raymond, P. Esherick, and A. V. Smith, "Widely tunable single-longitudinal-mode pulsed dye laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 1116-1118 (1989)

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