Abstract

We describe a method for tailoring the output spectrum of a cw krypton-ion-pumped dye laser to suit a particular multimode application. The method uses both theoretical calculations and simple experimental measurements to allow component selection for the required spectra. While a specific laser system is discussed, the method is generally applicable to other systems. Results of the described modifications are given.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

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  1. Coherent, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.
  2. A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA, 1986).
  3. W. J. Smith, Modern Optical Engineering (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966).
  4. J. M. Stone, Radiation and Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1963).
  5. Opto-Electronics, Inc., Oakville, ON, Canada (Model PD15-03).
  6. Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA (Model 8590A).

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA, 1986).

Smith, W. J.

W. J. Smith, Modern Optical Engineering (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966).

Stone, J. M.

J. M. Stone, Radiation and Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1963).

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Coherent, Inc., Palo Alto, CA.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, CA, 1986).

W. J. Smith, Modern Optical Engineering (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1966).

J. M. Stone, Radiation and Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1963).

Opto-Electronics, Inc., Oakville, ON, Canada (Model PD15-03).

Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA (Model 8590A).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Threshold vs total cavity loss for a variety of residual cavity losses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimentally determined operating curve for the cw dye laser.

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Fig. 3

Laser resonator.

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Fig. 4

Experimental setup.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dye laser output spectrum with all tuning elements installed.

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Table I Laser Cavity Insertion Losses

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g o l = σ s t f p τ h v p 1 A ,
G = e 2 g o l .
loss = G = e 2 g o l ,
g o l = σ s t f τ / A × 1 h v p ( p ) .
( 1 - [ tan 2 ( i - j ) tan 2 ( i + j ) ] ) 4 ,
( 1 - total cavity loss ) N = 0.5
T = 1 1 + [ 4 r ( 1 - r ) 2 ] sin 2 ϕ ,
0.183 = 0.99 × r r = 0.034.

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