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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2000
  • pp: 502–504

Characterization of laser seeding by use of group-velocity dispersion in an atomic-vapor filter

Azer P. Yalin, Peter F. Barker, and Richard B. Miles  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 7, pp. 502-504 (2000)

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A method for measuring laser seeding efficiencies by use of group-velocity dispersion has been developed. By tuning the laser near a resonance in an atomic-vapor filter it is possible to temporally decouple the seeded (narrow-band) light from the unseeded (broadband) light. We measured a seeding efficiency of 99.8% of the third harmonic of an injection-seeded Ti:sapphire laser. A model for the observed dispersion has been developed and tested. The group-velocity dispersion in the filter may also be used to chirp pulses for spectral analysis in the time domain.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

Azer P. Yalin, Peter F. Barker, and Richard B. Miles, "Characterization of laser seeding by use of group-velocity dispersion in an atomic-vapor filter," Opt. Lett. 25, 502-504 (2000)

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