Picosecond pulse amplification using a copper vapor laser

Hopkins, J. B.; Rentzepis, P. M.
October 1985
Applied Physics Letters;10/15/1985, Vol. 47 Issue 8, p776
Academic Journal
A high repetition amplification scheme for picosecond pulses has been developed using a copper vapor laser. Pulses of <5 ps full width at half-maximum duration and ∼0.7 nJ energy from a synchronously pumped mode-locked dye laser have been amplified up to ∼50 μJ. This technique offers an attractive means for the generation of stable, high repetition 5 kHz picosecond pulses which can be used advantageously for spectroscopic and Raman studies.


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