New quenching scheme for the generation of a nearly transform-limited picosecond pulse in a distributed feedback dye laser

Deguchi, T.; Takeyasu, N.; Imasaka, T.
May 2002
Review of Scientific Instruments;May2002, Vol. 73 Issue 5, p2203
Academic Journal
We report on the generation of a background-free nearly transform-limited picosecond pulse using a simple quenching scheme in a distributed feedback dye laser. The pulsewidth and spectral linewidth were 65 ps and 10 pm, respectively. The product of these values is 0.650, which is close to the transform limit of 0.441 for a Gaussian pulse.


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