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Multimode Instabilities In Cw Dye Lasers
Author(s): C R Stroud Jr.; Karl Koch; Stephen Chakmakjian; Lloyd W Hillman
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Paper Abstract

New experimental results are presented which show the behavior of a homogeneously broadened ring dye laser both below and above the threshold for the onset of the two-frequency instability. It is shown that the spectrum of the output of the laser is extremely sensitive to the detuning of the initial lasing frequency from the center of the gain curve. Spectral splittings as large as 340 A are reported. The close connection between this instability and the production of femtosecond mode-locked laser pulses is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0667, Optical Chaos, (14 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938845
Show Author Affiliations
C R Stroud Jr., University of Rochester (United States)
Karl Koch, University of Rochester (United States)
Stephen Chakmakjian, University of Rochester (United States)
Lloyd W Hillman, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0667:
Optical Chaos
Neal Broadus Abraham; Jacek Chrostowski, Editor(s)

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