Abstract

In this paper distributed-feedback dye lasers (DFDLs) pumped by various N2 laser systems providing pump pulse durations between 0.7 and 3.5 nsec are studied experimentally and theoretically. The output pulses of a distributed-feedback dye laser (DFDL) are found to be ∼50–100 times shorter than the pulses by which it is pumped. Pulses of 6-psec duration have been generated when the DFDL was pumped with pulses lasting 0.7 nsec. Construction of the N2 lasers used as pump sources for the DFDL is described.

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Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 9 (1982).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1050 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

Z. Bor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 517 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

Z. Bor, Opt. Commun. 29, 103 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1978 (2)

H. M. v. Bergmann, V. Hasson, J. Phys. D 11, 2341 (1978).
[CrossRef]

R. Wyatt, Opt. Commun. 26, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1976 (2)

W. A. Fitzimmons, L. W. Anderson, C. E. Riedhauser, J. M. Vrtilek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 624 (1976).
[CrossRef]

E. E. Bergmann, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 84 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

C. Lin, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 602 (1975).

1971 (1)

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

P. G. Kryukov, V. S. Letokhov, Sov. Phys. Usp. 12, 641 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, L. W.

W. A. Fitzimmons, L. W. Anderson, C. E. Riedhauser, J. M. Vrtilek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 624 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Bergmann, E. E.

E. E. Bergmann, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 84 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Bergmann, H. M. v.

H. M. v. Bergmann, V. Hasson, J. Phys. D 11, 2341 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Bjorkholm, J. E.

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Bor, Z.

G. Szabo, A. Müller, Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 31, 1 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 9 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 77 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 40, 294 (1982).
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Z. Bor, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1050 (1982).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, Opt. Commun. 29, 103 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Fitzimmons, W. A.

W. A. Fitzimmons, L. W. Anderson, C. E. Riedhauser, J. M. Vrtilek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 624 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Hasson, V.

H. M. v. Bergmann, V. Hasson, J. Phys. D 11, 2341 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Kogelnik, H.

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Kryukov, P. G.

P. G. Kryukov, V. S. Letokhov, Sov. Phys. Usp. 12, 641 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Letokhov, V. S.

P. G. Kryukov, V. S. Letokhov, Sov. Phys. Usp. 12, 641 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C.

C. Lin, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 602 (1975).

Müller, A.

G. Szabo, A. Müller, Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 31, 1 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 40, 294 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 77 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 9 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Racz, B.

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 9 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 77 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 40, 294 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1050 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Riedhauser, C. E.

W. A. Fitzimmons, L. W. Anderson, C. E. Riedhauser, J. M. Vrtilek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 624 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Schäfer, F. P.

Z. Bor, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1050 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 77 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 9 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Szabo, G.

G. Szabo, A. Müller, Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 31, 1 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Vrtilek, J. M.

W. A. Fitzimmons, L. W. Anderson, C. E. Riedhauser, J. M. Vrtilek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 624 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Wyatt, R.

R. Wyatt, Opt. Commun. 26, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (3)

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 9 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Appl. Phys. B 27, 77 (1982).
[CrossRef]

G. Szabo, A. Müller, Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 31, 1 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

E. E. Bergmann, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 84 (1976).
[CrossRef]

C. V. Shank, J. E. Bjorkholm, H. Kogelnik, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 395 (1971).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

W. A. Fitzimmons, L. W. Anderson, C. E. Riedhauser, J. M. Vrtilek, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 624 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 517 (1980).
[CrossRef]

C. Lin, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 602 (1975).

J. Phys. D (1)

H. M. v. Bergmann, V. Hasson, J. Phys. D 11, 2341 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

R. Wyatt, Opt. Commun. 26, 429 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, Opt. Commun. 29, 103 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Z. Bor, A. Müller, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 40, 294 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

Z. Bor, B. Racz, F. P. Schäfer, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 12, 1050 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Sov. Phys. Usp. (1)

P. G. Kryukov, V. S. Letokhov, Sov. Phys. Usp. 12, 641 (1970).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental arrangement of the distributed-feedback dye laser (from Ref. 5).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Various N2 laser configurations employed as pump sources (see text for details).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Calculated (a) and measured (b) pulses from DFDL pumped by pulses of 3.5-, 1.8-, and 1.2-nsec duration, respectively. In each case the pump power was adjusted to produce four DFDL output pulses for each pump pulse.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Same as Fig. 3 except that pump power was adjusted for single pulse generation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dependence of DFDL output pulse duration on pump pulse duration; L = length of DFDL. Note that the DFDL pulse is compressed 50–100 times compared with the pump pulse.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Single DFDL pulse obtained with pump pulse of 0.7-nsec duration.

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