55 kW, 240 fs pulse generation from a cavity dumped, synchronously pumped dye laser and its application to pulse compression

Nakazawa, Masataka; Nakashima, Takashi; Kubota, Hirokazu; Seikai, Shigeyuki
September 1987
Applied Physics Letters;9/7/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 10, p728
Academic Journal
A cavity dumped, synchronously pumped femtosecond dye laser is newly described. The laser has a linear cavity configuration with a controller of group velocity dispersion, resulting in pulses as short as 160–240 fs with a peak power of 55 kW. Utilizing a polarization-preserving fiber and a pair of Brewster-angled TeO2 prisms, optical pulses as short as 56 fs with a peak power of 188 kW have been realized at a repetition rate of 3.8 MHz.


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