Abstract

We have compressed the output of a synchronously pumped cavity-dumped dye laser with a fiber–prism pulse compressor. The prism pair consisted of two dense flint glass prisms, which were used at a grazing exit angle to increase the dispersive power. We present the results of several experiments in which we have demonstrated 85% throughput, high compression ratios, and compressed pulses as short as 50 fsec.

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1986

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 112 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985

Z. Bor, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 54, 165 (1985).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 38 (1985).

1984

1983

B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 228 (1983);S. L. Palfrey, D. Grischkowsky, Opt. Lett. 10, 562 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baer, T.

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 38 (1985).

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1985), paper ThZZ5.

Bor, Z.

Z. Bor, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 54, 165 (1985).
[CrossRef]

De Silvestri, S.

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Ultrafast Phenomena IV (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 23.
[CrossRef]

Duarte, F. J.

F. J. Duarte, Opt. Quantum Electron., (to be published).

Fork, R. L.

Gordon, J. P.

Grischkowsky, D.

B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 228 (1983);S. L. Palfrey, D. Grischkowsky, Opt. Lett. 10, 562 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kafka, J. D.

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 38 (1985).

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1985), paper ThZZ5.

J. D. Kafka, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.. 1986), paper WK1.

Laporta, P.

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Ultrafast Phenomena IV (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 23.
[CrossRef]

Martinez, O. E.

Nikolaus, B.

B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 228 (1983);S. L. Palfrey, D. Grischkowsky, Opt. Lett. 10, 562 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Racz, B.

Z. Bor, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 54, 165 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Svelto, O.

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Ultrafast Phenomena IV (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 23.
[CrossRef]

Valdmanis, J. A.

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 112 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

B. Nikolaus, D. Grischkowsky, Appl. Phys. Lett. 43, 228 (1983);S. L. Palfrey, D. Grischkowsky, Opt. Lett. 10, 562 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

J. A. Valdmanis, R. L. Fork, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-22, 112 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

Z. Bor, B. Racz, Opt. Commun. 54, 165 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng.

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 38 (1985).

Other

S. De Silvestri, P. Laporta, O. Svelto, in Ultrafast Phenomena IV (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1984), p. 23.
[CrossRef]

J. D. Kafka, T. Baer, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1985), paper ThZZ5.

J. D. Kafka, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C.. 1986), paper WK1.

F. J. Duarte, Opt. Quantum Electron., (to be published).

Prisms are part # 24-2966 from Ealing; coating is by Spectra-Physics Optics Division.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Double-pass prism pair using two prisms and a mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Required spacing between prisms for compression of a 1-psec pulse with 10-nm bandwidth. The results are for a double-pass prism pair, and the dots indicate Brewster's angle.

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P = l cos β
T = d d ω ( ω P c ) ,
D = 1 l d T d λ = ( λ c l ) d 2 P d λ 2 .
T = T ( ω 0 ) + d T d ω [ ω ω 0 ] + 1 2 d 2 T d ω 2 [ ω ω 0 ] 2 + .

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