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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 362–363

Evolution of gain and absorption in a cw mode-locked dye laser

Y. X. Wu and P.-T. Ho  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 362-363 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000362


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Abstract

We have measured the evolution of the gain (Rhodamine) and absorber (DODCI) dyes inside a cw mode-locked dye laser. The recovery time of each dye after the passage of the intracavity pulse was much longer than 1 psec. However, a probe pulse passing through one dye and then through the other dye experienced a net gain that lasted only ~1 psec, the duration of the pulse. The results are consistent with the mechanism of pulse formation in a dye laser mode locked by a slow saturable absorber proposed by New and Haus [IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-10, 115 (1974); QE-11, 736 (1975)].

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 1989
Published: April 1, 1989

Citation
Y. X. Wu and P.-T. Ho, "Evolution of gain and absorption in a cw mode-locked dye laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 362-363 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-7-362

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