Abstract

We have demonstrated picosecond pulse operation of a synchronously pumped cw dye laser in which one of the conventional laser mirrors is replaced by an internally self-pumped BaTiO3 phase-conjugate mirror. The laser pulses, of about 15-psec duration, were close to transform-limited. This Letter represents the first report to our knowledge of steady-state picosecond pulse operation of a laser containing a phase-conjugate reflector.

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R. K. Jain, J. E. Brown, W. P. Robinson, Appl. Opt. 21, 4073 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

J. Feinberg, Opt. Lett. 7, 486 (1982);in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), p. 417.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

For a recent review article, see, R. K. Jain, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 322, 2 (1982).

1981 (2)

1980 (1)

Belanger, P. A.

A. E. Siegman, P. A. Belanger, A. Hardy, in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), p. 466.

Brown, J. E.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Dunning, G. J.

Feinberg, J.

Fischer, B.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Hardy, A.

A. E. Siegman, P. A. Belanger, A. Hardy, in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), p. 466.

Hellwarth, R. W.

Jain, R. K.

Lind, R. C.

MacDonald, K. R.

McFarlane, R. A.

Nilsen, J.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Ramsey, J. M.

Robinson, W. P.

Siegman, A. E.

H. Vanherzeele, J. L. Van Eck, A. E. Siegman, Opt. Lett. 6, 467 (1981).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. E. Siegman, P. A. Belanger, A. Hardy, in Optical Phase Conjugation, R. A. Fisher, ed. (Academic, New York, 1983), p. 466.

Steel, D. G.

Van Eck, J. L.

Vanherzeele, H.

White, J. O.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Whitten, W. B.

Yariv, A.

M. Cronin-Golomb, B. Fischer, J. Nilsen, J. O. White, A. Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 41, 219 (1982).
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Experimental configuration of a synchronously pumped cw dye laser containing a BaTiO3 PCM as one of its end mirrors. The conventional mirror was either used to replace the BaTiO3 PCM or was temporarily inserted to start up the PCR laser, as explained in the text.

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Table 1 Comparison of the Key Output Characteristics of cw Synchronously Pumped Dye Lasers Obtained with a BaTiQ3 PCM End Mirror and with a Conventional Partially Reflecting End Mirrora

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R PCM = P 1 / [ P 2 ( 1 R BS ) ] .

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