Intracavity downconversion is demonstrated in a Coumarin 30 dye laser synchronously pumped by the second harmonic of a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser. Infrared pulses of 1.6-ps duration at milliwatt average powers are generated by difference-frequency mixing in a KTiOPO4 crystal with injected pulses at the fundamental of the pump laser. Tunability of more than 500 nm, centered at 1550 nm, is achieved with a single dye and a single crystal by use of a single set of optics.
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V. Petrov and F. Seifert, "Intracavity difference-frequency generation of near-infrared picosecond pulses in a synchronously mode-locked cw dye laser," Opt. Lett. 19, 40-42 (1994)