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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1836–1838

Four-pass amplifier for the pulsed amplification of a narrow-bandwidth continuous-wave dye laser

Eun Seong Lee and Jae Won Hahn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 1836-1838 (1996)

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We demonstrate a new type of four-pass dye laser amplifier that can reduce the possibility of parasitic oscillation between optical components used in the amplifier. Pumping the amplifier with a 5.6-mJ Q-switched doubled Nd:YAG laser output, we obtain high-peak-power pulsed output of an incident cw narrow-bandwidth dye laser beam with a power gain greater than 2 × 106. Subsequent amplification of the pulse with a conventional dye amplifier yields 42% energy efficiency. When a temporally stretched pumping pulse is used, the eventual bandwidth of the final output is measured to be 130 MHz.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 11, 1996
Published: November 15, 1996

Eun Seong Lee and Jae Won Hahn, "Four-pass amplifier for the pulsed amplification of a narrow-bandwidth continuous-wave dye laser," Opt. Lett. 21, 1836-1838 (1996)

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