22 June 1988 Quenched-Laser Operation Of A Littman Dye Oscillator
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Proceedings Volume 0912, Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945506
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
We demonstrate a means of generating narrowband, tunable laser pulses near 650 nm with continuously adjustable pulse width from 0.2 to 3 nsec. The system utilizes a short-cavity single-mode Littman oscillator which is quenched by a second short-cavity dye laser. Both are pumped by the same 6-nsec full-width-at-half-maximum (FWHM) frequency-doubled single-mode Nd:YAG laser. We also demonstrate a polarization technique in the three-stage amplification of these pulses to an energy of 20 mJ with minimum temporal broadening.
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T D Raymond, T D Raymond, C Reiser, C Reiser, P Esherick, P Esherick, R B Michie, R B Michie, } "Quenched-Laser Operation Of A Littman Dye Oscillator", Proc. SPIE 0912, Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications, (22 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945506; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945506

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