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Subnanosecond tunable dye laser pumped by a Nd:YAG microchip laser
Author(s): Adam M. Jones; Orven F. Swenson
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated a narrowband Littman configuration dye laser longitudinally pumped by the second harmonic of a 250 Hz pulse repetition frequency microchip laser with up to 50 microjoule pulse energies at 532 nm. Rhodamine 6Gd ye in methanol with a 5 cm cavity length produced 9 microjoule pulses with a slope efficiency of 20% at the peak intensity. The dye laser can be tuned from 550 to 575 nm. A 532 nm pump threshold below 4 microjoules was observed. Adding tunability to compact, economical microchip lasers with a spectrally narrow pulsed dye laser provides ideal characteristics for biotechnological applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 610006 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.644324
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Adam M. Jones, North Dakota State Univ. (United States)
Orven F. Swenson, North Dakota State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6100:
Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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