Abstract

Optimization of dye spectral range with a pulsed dye laser pumped by an XeCl excimer laser is described. The dyes were tested in an eight-cell oscillator–amplifier dye laser which is also described. Several solvents and mixtures of dyes were used for continuous coverage over 335–910-nm range. An additive to the solvent prevented deposits on the inside of the dye cells. The emitted wavelength can be extended to the UV by second harmonic generation. An achromatic device for separating the UV from the fundamental wavelength without beam displacement is described.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of dual dye laser system: BS, beam splitters; M, mirrors; CL, cylindrical lenses; T, telescope; G, grating; L, lens; P, total reflection prisms; F, wavelength filter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of filter used to separate the UV beam from the fundamental beam.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Tuning curves of dyes listed in Table I obtained with excitation at 308 nm with 3-nsec pulse duration: (a) curves 1 to 20, (b) curves 19 to 32.

Tables (3)

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Table I Characteristics of the Dyes and Mixtures of Dyes Used to Obtain the Curves of Fig. 3

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Table II Characteristics of the Other Dyes and Solvents Tested with Excitation at 308 nm

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Table III Characteristics of the Dyes Obtained with Excitation at 337 nm

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