A novel excitation scheme for a N2 laser pumped distributed feedback dye laser is described. The dye laser generates 80-100 ps pulses with a time-bandwidth product better than 0.6. Several tuning methods are proposed, and a number are investigated experimentally. Continuous tuning over a 50 Å range without mode-hopping is demonstrated.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering