Novel achromatic distributed feedback dye laser for subpicosecond operation

S. Szatmári, B. Rácz

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The optical pump arrangement of distributed feedback dye lasers (DFDLs) having a grating beam splitter is analyzed in detail. The upper limit of the pump spectral bandwidth and beam divergence are given as a function of the length of the excited volume. A novel achromatic pump arrangement is reported which is capable of producing a short, high visibility interference pattern even if a divergent pump source of several nm bandwidth is used. The DFDL pulse duration has an estimated lower limit of 200 fs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1987



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