Generation of tunable sub-picosecond pulses in the UV with a travelling wave dye laser

T. Schmidt-Uhlig, S. Szatmári, G. Marowsky, P. Simon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

A transverse pumped dye laser in travelling wave arrangement has been used to generate laser pulses of 10 μJ to 26 μJ, 600 fs ± 30 fs in the spectral range from 337 nm to 345 nm. The travelling wave condition, i.e. the synchronisation of pump pulse and generated pulse, was fulfilled by tilting the pulse front of the pump pulse with respect to the direction of propagation of the pulse. To introduce the necessary tilt the pump pulse was first diffracted by a grating and then imaged onto the dye cell of the travelling wave dye laser by using a cylindrical concave mirror. Pulse-front distortions due to the optical imaging were corrected with a telescope. It is shown for the first time that the generated pulses have a tilted pulse front due to the travelling wave pumping scheme. The tilt manifests itself in angular dispersion of the generated pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-65
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume68
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Fingerprint

picosecond pulses
traveling waves
dye lasers
pulses
pumps
synchronism
pumping
dyes
gratings
telescopes
mirrors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

Cite this

Generation of tunable sub-picosecond pulses in the UV with a travelling wave dye laser. / Schmidt-Uhlig, T.; Szatmári, S.; Marowsky, G.; Simon, P.

In: Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, Vol. 68, No. 1, 1999, p. 61-65.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{c9ca6c28e613417da0d4ca83c1c15e10,
title = "Generation of tunable sub-picosecond pulses in the UV with a travelling wave dye laser",
abstract = "A transverse pumped dye laser in travelling wave arrangement has been used to generate laser pulses of 10 μJ to 26 μJ, 600 fs ± 30 fs in the spectral range from 337 nm to 345 nm. The travelling wave condition, i.e. the synchronisation of pump pulse and generated pulse, was fulfilled by tilting the pulse front of the pump pulse with respect to the direction of propagation of the pulse. To introduce the necessary tilt the pump pulse was first diffracted by a grating and then imaged onto the dye cell of the travelling wave dye laser by using a cylindrical concave mirror. Pulse-front distortions due to the optical imaging were corrected with a telescope. It is shown for the first time that the generated pulses have a tilted pulse front due to the travelling wave pumping scheme. The tilt manifests itself in angular dispersion of the generated pulses.",
author = "T. Schmidt-Uhlig and S. Szatm{\'a}ri and G. Marowsky and P. Simon",
year = "1999",
language = "English",
volume = "68",
pages = "61--65",
journal = "Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics",
issn = "0946-2171",
publisher = "Springer Verlag",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Generation of tunable sub-picosecond pulses in the UV with a travelling wave dye laser

AU - Schmidt-Uhlig, T.

AU - Szatmári, S.

AU - Marowsky, G.

AU - Simon, P.

PY - 1999

Y1 - 1999

N2 - A transverse pumped dye laser in travelling wave arrangement has been used to generate laser pulses of 10 μJ to 26 μJ, 600 fs ± 30 fs in the spectral range from 337 nm to 345 nm. The travelling wave condition, i.e. the synchronisation of pump pulse and generated pulse, was fulfilled by tilting the pulse front of the pump pulse with respect to the direction of propagation of the pulse. To introduce the necessary tilt the pump pulse was first diffracted by a grating and then imaged onto the dye cell of the travelling wave dye laser by using a cylindrical concave mirror. Pulse-front distortions due to the optical imaging were corrected with a telescope. It is shown for the first time that the generated pulses have a tilted pulse front due to the travelling wave pumping scheme. The tilt manifests itself in angular dispersion of the generated pulses.

AB - A transverse pumped dye laser in travelling wave arrangement has been used to generate laser pulses of 10 μJ to 26 μJ, 600 fs ± 30 fs in the spectral range from 337 nm to 345 nm. The travelling wave condition, i.e. the synchronisation of pump pulse and generated pulse, was fulfilled by tilting the pulse front of the pump pulse with respect to the direction of propagation of the pulse. To introduce the necessary tilt the pump pulse was first diffracted by a grating and then imaged onto the dye cell of the travelling wave dye laser by using a cylindrical concave mirror. Pulse-front distortions due to the optical imaging were corrected with a telescope. It is shown for the first time that the generated pulses have a tilted pulse front due to the travelling wave pumping scheme. The tilt manifests itself in angular dispersion of the generated pulses.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0032762211&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0032762211&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0032762211

VL - 68

SP - 61

EP - 65

JO - Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

JF - Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

SN - 0946-2171

IS - 1

ER -