Abstract

We report a novel amplifier for the subpicosecond pulses output of a colliding-pulse mode-locked ring dye laser The amplifier produces >30-μJ output Pulse at 100 Hz by using three stages of amplification pumped by a short-cavity XeCl excimer laser. pulse-width broadening, spectral shape, and beam quality are discussed.

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1984

1983

J. J. Fontaine, W. Dietel, J.-C. Diels, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1467 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[CrossRef]

1981

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Bethune, Appl. Opt. 20, 1897 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1975

H. A. Haus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, Opt. Commun. 15, 29 (1975).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1966

M. Maier, W. Kaiser, J. A. Giordmaine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1275 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Bethune, D. S.

Diels, J.-C.

J. J. Fontaine, W. Dietel, J.-C. Diels, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1467 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Dietel, W.

J. J. Fontaine, W. Dietel, J.-C. Diels, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1467 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Downer, M. C.

W. H. Knox, M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 9, 552 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, M. Islam, in Ultrafast Phenomena, D. H. Auston, K. B. Eisenthal, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 27.

Fontaine, J. J.

J. J. Fontaine, W. Dietel, J.-C. Diels, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1467 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Fork, R. L.

W. H. Knox, M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 9, 552 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, M. Islam, in Ultrafast Phenomena, D. H. Auston, K. B. Eisenthal, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 27.

Giordmaine, J. A.

M. Maier, W. Kaiser, J. A. Giordmaine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1275 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Greene, B. I.

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

H. A. Haus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, Opt. Commun. 15, 29 (1975).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

H. A. Haus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, Opt. Commun. 15, 29 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Islam, M.

M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, M. Islam, in Ultrafast Phenomena, D. H. Auston, K. B. Eisenthal, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 27.

Kafka, J. D.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Kaiser, W.

M. Maier, W. Kaiser, J. A. Giordmaine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1275 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Knox, W. H.

Krisiloff, A.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Maier, M.

M. Maier, W. Kaiser, J. A. Giordmaine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1275 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Shank, C. V.

W. H. Knox, M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, Opt. Lett. 9, 552 (1984).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, Opt. Commun. 15, 29 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Sizer, T.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[CrossRef]

Yen, R.

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. L. Fork, B. I. Greene, C. V. Shank, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 671 (1981).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Fork, C. V. Shank, R. Yen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 223 (1982).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. J. Fontaine, W. Dietel, J.-C. Diels, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 1467 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, A. Krisiloff, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 39, 259 (1981).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, C. V. Shank, E. P. Ippen, Opt. Commun. 15, 29 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

M. Maier, W. Kaiser, J. A. Giordmaine, Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1275 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Other

M. C. Downer, R. L. Fork, M. Islam, in Ultrafast Phenomena, D. H. Auston, K. B. Eisenthal, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 27.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the CPM laser and amplifier: PD, photodiode; I, iris; RM’s, movable mirrors; D1–D3, dye cells; A1, A2, saturable absorbers; VD, variable delay;F1 filter; OMA, optical multichannel analyzer; two-headed arrows, lenses.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation and spectral traces of the CPM laser pulse. The temporal pulse width shown is a deconvolution based on a sech2 pulse shape. Frequency chirp is evident in the spectral trace. Wavelength calibration was done using Ne emission lines.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation and spectral traces of the amplified laser pulse. The temporal pulse width shown is a deconvolution based on a sech2 pulse shape.

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