A high power synchronously-pumped dye laser with diffraction-limited and transform-limited performance


Hanna, D.C., Pointer, D.J. and Ure, K.A. (1986) A high power synchronously-pumped dye laser with diffraction-limited and transform-limited performance. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 22, (7), 1117-1122. (doi:10.1109/JQE.1986.1073095 ).

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The design and performance of a high-power synchronously pumped dye laser is described. Emphasis has been given to achieving bandwidth-limited and diffraction-limited performance so that efficient, reproducible nonlinear frequency conversion can be achieved. Pulses of 1 mJ from Rhodamine 6G and 250µJ from DCM with tuning ranges of 557-584 nm and 609-676 nm, respectively, have been obtained. Second harmonic generation with 40 percent efficiency to ~280 nm and efficient multiple Stokes Raman shifting to cover the range 1.1-1.2µm has been demonstrated. Blue dyes, pumped by third harmonic of Nd:YAG, have been operated. Typically, for Stilbene 3 (peak at 420 nm), pulses of 160µJ were obtained.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0018-9197 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78749
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:59
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78749

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