Generation of 30-fs pulses tunable over the visible spectrum

P. Simon, S. Szatmari, F. P. Schäfer

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The generation of 30-fs pulses of several microjoules of energy, continuously tunable from 420 to 650 nm, is achieved by selective amplification and compression of a continuum that is generated in quartz. The pump pulses are provided by a compact excimer-laser-pumped pulsed dye-laser system operating at 500 nm. The whole arrangement including the final amplifiers uses only a single excimer laser as a pump source. This provides excellent pulse-to-pulse stability of < ±5%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1569-1571
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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