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Quenched-Laser Operation Of A Littman Dye Oscillator
Author(s): T D Raymond; C Reiser; P Esherick; R B Michie
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate a means of generating narrowband, tunable laser pulses near 650 nm with continuously adjustable pulse width from 0.2 to 3 nsec. The system utilizes a short-cavity single-mode Littman oscillator which is quenched by a second short-cavity dye laser. Both are pumped by the same 6-nsec full-width-at-half-maximum (FWHM) frequency-doubled single-mode Nd:YAG laser. We also demonstrate a polarization technique in the three-stage amplification of these pulses to an energy of 20 mJ with minimum temporal broadening.

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Date Published: 22 June 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0912, Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications, (22 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945506
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T D Raymond, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
C Reiser, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
P Esherick, Sandia National Laboratories (United States)
R B Michie, Mission Research Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0912:
Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications
William K. Bischel; Larry A. Rahn, Editor(s)

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