Amplification and measurement of single 1.6-3.5 ps Pulses generated by a distributed feedback dye laser

G. Szabó, Zs Bor, Alexander Müller

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Abstract

We have shown that distributed feedback dye lasers are capable of generating single transform-limited pulses of 1.6-3.5 ps duration when pumped by a mode-locked Nd: YAG laser. A short-pulse amplifier has been constructed in which the level of amplified spontaneous emission could be kept below 10-3 by properly taking into account the polarization anisotropy of the gain and by precise timing of the pump pulses. A sensitive autocorrelator is described which allows to measure pulse duration in a single shot.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1983

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Keywords

  • 42.60

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  • Engineering(all)

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