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Coupled-cavity tunable laser with a competitive active mirror
Author(s): Zahari Y. Peshev; Atanaska D. Deleva
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Paper Abstract

A self-seeded coupled-cavity pulsed tunable laser using a novel competitive active mirror (CAM) is reported. The operation of CAM is demonstrated and studied experimentally in the case of pulsed dye laser, pumped by a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser, with a Fizeau wedge as a spectral selector. The results obtained reveal that both the conversion efficiency and output energy of the CAM laser are considerably higher as compared to the ones achieved in the case of pure selective laser under equivalent pumping conditions. Appearance of a spectral background is naturally prevented in the CAM laser, regardless of pumping energy fluctuations, cavity misalignments, and unperfect temporal synchronization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4397, 11th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (9 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425110
Show Author Affiliations
Zahari Y. Peshev, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Atanaska D. Deleva, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4397:
11th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Stefka Cartaleva, Editor(s)

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