Improving the pulse shape in dye laser amplifiers: A new technique

Prem Kumar, Roy S. Bondurant

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In this paper we describe a new technique to improve the performance of Nd:YAG laser-pumped dye laser amplifiers. Such amplifiers exist in many laboratories worldwide and use the commercially available Nd: YAG lasers as pump sources. The technique uses a few beam splitters and mirrors external to the Nd:YAG laser cavity. No modification to the Nd:YAG laser itself is required. Amplified pulses obtained in this way are transform-limited to within a factor of 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1284-1287
Number of pages4
JournalApplied optics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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