Abstract

We report use of the dye Styryl 13 for picosecond synchronous amplification in a noncollinear longitudinally pumped dye-amplifier arrangement. In this manner we obtained pulses ~5 psec in duration, tunable from 900 to 990 nm, with energy up to 300 μJ, and focusable to near the diffraction limit.

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  1. For a recent review, see W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 388 (1988).
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  5. See, e.g., Laser Dye Catalog (Exciton Chemical Co., Dayton, Ohio, 1986).
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  7. H. P. Kortz, P. Pax, R. Aubert, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 32 (1985).
  8. M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. T. S. Stark, M. D. Dawson, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 68, 361 (1988).
    [CrossRef]
  10. Catalog Handbook of Fine Chemicals 1988–1989 (Aldrich Chemical Company, Milwaukee, Wisc., 1988).
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    [CrossRef]
  12. W. H. Knox, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1771 (1987).
    [CrossRef]
  13. M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.
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    [CrossRef]
  15. J. Yumoto, N. Uesugi, in Technical Digest of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuD2.
  16. See, e.g., color filter glass catalogs by Hoya Optics, Inc. (Fremont, Calif. 94538) or Schott Optical Glass, Inc. (Duryea, Pa. 18642).

1988 (3)

For a recent review, see W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 388 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. S. Stark, M. D. Dawson, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 68, 361 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

1985 (3)

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, J. Phys. (Paris) 46 (Suppl. 10), C7-479 (1985).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616 (1985).
[CrossRef]

H. P. Kortz, P. Pax, R. Aubert, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 32 (1985).

1983 (1)

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (2)

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

G. D. Aumiller, Opt. Commun. 41, 115 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Aubert, R.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. P. Kortz, P. Pax, R. Aubert, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 32 (1985).

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Aumiller, G. D.

G. D. Aumiller, Opt. Commun. 41, 115 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Bado, P.

Dawson, M. D.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. S. Stark, M. D. Dawson, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 68, 361 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

DeShazer, L. G.

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, J. Phys. (Paris) 46 (Suppl. 10), C7-479 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Duling, I. N.

I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Ettelbrick, R. N.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Fork, R. L.

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

Gabel, C. W.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Kafka, J. D.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Knox, W. H.

For a recent review, see W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 388 (1988).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Knox, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4, 1771 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Kortz, H. P.

H. P. Kortz, P. Pax, R. Aubert, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 32 (1985).

Mourou, G. A.

I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Norris, T.

Norwood, D. P.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Pax, P.

H. P. Kortz, P. Pax, R. Aubert, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 32 (1985).

Rand, S. C.

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, J. Phys. (Paris) 46 (Suppl. 10), C7-479 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Schroeder, W. A.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Shank, C. V.

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

Sizer, T.

I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A. L.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. S. Stark, M. D. Dawson, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 68, 361 (1988).
[CrossRef]

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Stark, T. S.

T. S. Stark, M. D. Dawson, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 68, 361 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Sumida, D. S.

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, J. Phys. (Paris) 46 (Suppl. 10), C7-479 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

J. R. Taylor, Imperial College, London (personal communication, 1988).

Uesugi, N.

J. Yumoto, N. Uesugi, in Technical Digest of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuD2.

Weston, J.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, Opt. Lett. 13, 990 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Yen, R. T.

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

Yumoto, J.

J. Yumoto, N. Uesugi, in Technical Digest of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuD2.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

For a recent review, see W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 388 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

J. Phys. (Paris) (1)

S. C. Rand, D. S. Sumida, L. G. DeShazer, J. Phys. (Paris) 46 (Suppl. 10), C7-479 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

G. D. Aumiller, Opt. Commun. 41, 115 (1982).
[CrossRef]

T. S. Stark, M. D. Dawson, A. L. Smirl, Opt. Commun. 68, 361 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

H. P. Kortz, P. Pax, R. Aubert, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 533, 32 (1985).

Other (6)

Catalog Handbook of Fine Chemicals 1988–1989 (Aldrich Chemical Company, Milwaukee, Wisc., 1988).

See, e.g., Laser Dye Catalog (Exciton Chemical Co., Dayton, Ohio, 1986).

J. R. Taylor, Imperial College, London (personal communication, 1988).

J. Yumoto, N. Uesugi, in Technical Digest of Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), paper TuD2.

See, e.g., color filter glass catalogs by Hoya Optics, Inc. (Fremont, Calif. 94538) or Schott Optical Glass, Inc. (Duryea, Pa. 18642).

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the dye-amplifier arrangement. BS1 and BS2, dielectric beam splitters; DL1–DL4, optical delay lines; L1–L4, lenses; AMP1–AMP3, the three amplifier cells.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Average dye-laser power into the amplifier (crosses) and the amplified output pulse energy (filled circles) versus the wavelength for Styryl 13.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Second-harmonic-generation (SHG) autocorrelations of (a) pulses from the cw mode-locked dye laser and (b) the amplified pulses, both at a fundamental wavelength of 960 nm. Hyperbolic secant-squared pulse shapes are assumed in both cases.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spatial beam profiles (filled circles) of (a) the amplified dye beam and (b) the amplified beam at focus of a 50-cm best-form lens. The solid line in (a) is the Gaussian fit; the solid line in (b) is the calculated diffraction-limited profile. The best fit to the experimental points in (b) is 133 μm FWHM. The diffraction-limited profile is 116 μm FWHM.

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