Abstract

We have constructed a cavity-dumped dye laser optimized for use with kHz repetition rate ultrafast lasers for performing experiments on atomic and molecular systems. The dye laser is inexpensive, robust, and requires little pump energy, making it ideal for experiments requiring multiple excitations for state preparation.

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Diels, J.-C.

J.-C. Diels, W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1996).

Hansch, T. W.

Kohler, B.

Littman, M. G.

Rice, S. A.

S. A. Rice, M. Zhao, Optical Control of Molecular Dynamics, (Wiley, New York, 2000).

Rudolph, W.

J.-C. Diels, W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1996).

van Hoek, A.

van Wijk, F. G. H.

Wilson, K. R.

Yakovlev, V. V.

Zhao, M.

S. A. Rice, M. Zhao, Optical Control of Molecular Dynamics, (Wiley, New York, 2000).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Dye laser schematic. Indicated are the cavity mirrors (M1–3), the flowing dye cell, the equilateral prisms (P1–3), the polarizer (POL), the Pockels cell (PC), and the pump. The pump was focused by a 300-mm lens, not shown.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse shapes: (a) dye laser, (b) pump laser with dye laser superposed for comparison. Pump pulse energy and dye laser wavelength were 1.5 mJ and 560 nm, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output characteristics. Dye laser pulse energy versus (a) wavelength at a pump energy of 1.5 mJ and (b) pump pulse energy with the dye laser tuned to 560 nm.

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