TITLE

High repetition rate femtosecond dye amplifier using a laser diode pumped neodymium:YAG laser

AUTHOR(S)
Zysset, B.; LaGasse, M. J.; Fujimoto, J. G.; Kafka, J. D.
PUB. DATE
February 1989
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;2/6/1989, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p496
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A high repetition rate femtosecond dye amplifier is demonstrated using a laser diode pumped Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Amplification of wavelength tunable 300 fs pulses from a synchronously mode-locked rhodamine dye laser is achieved with a saturated gain of 70 and a small gain of 200 at a repetition rate of 800 Hz. Maximum pulse energies of 40 nJ are obtained, and pulse compression to as short as 30 fs is demonstrated.
ACCESSION #
9829896

 

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