Abstract

Design and operating characteristics are reported for high prf copper laser-pumped rhodamine 590 dye-laser oscillators using simple Littrow-mounted or grazing-incidence grating cavities incorporating double-prism beam expanders. Conversion efficiencies from the 2-W, λ510.6-nm pump beam at the λ575-nm peak of the dye tuning band are 4–5% for linewidths in the subgigahertz range down to 650 MHz at a pulse repetition frequency of 8 kHz. Background amplified spontaneous emission intensity is low, typically 1% of tunable laser intensity for the Littrow-grating cavity and only 0.1% for the grazing-incidence grating cavity.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

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Schematics of (a) double-prism expander Littrow-grating cavity and (b) double-prism expander grazing-incidence grating cavity.

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Table I Summary of High prf Copper Laser-Pumped Rhodamine 590 Dye-Laser Characteristics

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Table II Dye-Laser Cavity Parameters

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Δ λ = 2 2 λ π ω [ M ( d θ d λ ) g + 2 ( M 1 / 2 + M ) tan ψ 1 d n d λ ] - 1
( d θ d λ ) g = 2 tan θ λ
( d θ d λ ) g = 2 ( sin θ + sin θ ) λ cos θ
M = ( cos ψ 1 cos ϕ 1 ) 2 ,

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