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Tunable Femtosecond Synchronously Modelocked Dye Laser Pumped By The Compressed Second Harmonic Of Nd:Yag
Author(s): A. M. Johnson; W. M. Simpson
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Paper Abstract

The synchronous pumping of a cw Rhodamine 6G dye laser with the ultrashort pulses from the fiber-optically compressed second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser has resulted in the generation of dye laser pulses of duration less than 300 fsec, tunable over a range of 400 A. With continuous temporal tuning of the duration of the pump pulses from 460 fsec to their uncompressed duration of 34.4 psec, we made the first investigation of the dynamics of synchronous modelocking as a function of pump pulsewidth. We describe a method for the generation of tunable femtosecond dye laser pulses that should be applicable to the large class of visible and near infrared dyes that can be pumped by a frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 April 1985
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0533, Ultrashort Pulse Spectroscopy and Applications, (2 April 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946540
Show Author Affiliations
A. M. Johnson, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)
W. M. Simpson, AT&T Bell Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0533:
Ultrashort Pulse Spectroscopy and Applications
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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